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Game Plan | Make a matchday of it with Tigers Family

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Mattioli Woods Welford Road hosts the final fixture of the 23/24 men's campaign on Saturday, May 18, when Julián Montoya and his teammates face off with Exeter Chiefs. 

As well as what is expected to be an action-packed meeting on the pitch, there is a host of entertainment and activity to enjoy for fans of all ages before and after the match. Find out what's on in The Game Plan...

Key Timings

  • 12.00pm - Final Whistle opens
  • 12.15pm - Junior Tigers Club opens
  • 12.30pm - DJ begins (first set) + Bar & Food Trucks open on Plaza
  • 1.30pm - The Plaza Prowl
  • 2.30pm - DJ finishes (first set) on Plaza
  • 3.05pm - Kick Off: Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs
  • 5.15pm - DJ begins (second set) on Plaza & Rock Bottom LIVE in Final Whistle
  • 7.45pm - DJ finishes (second set) on Plaza & Rock Bottom finish in Final Whistle
  • 8.00pm - The Club Social begins

The Club Shop

The Club Shop on The Plaza is open from 9.00am until one hour after the game.

Additionally, The Europcar Stand shop (accessible via Aylestone Road) and retail unit in the Tradeview Markets Stand are open from 12.00pm until one hour after the game.

Get your kit sorted before matchday by purchasing online at LeicesterTigers.com/clubshop.

Ticket Office

The Ticket Office phone lines are open from 9.30am on Saturday morning. To speak with a member of the team, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or you can email [email protected] with enquiries.

Ticket Booths, located around the stadium, will be open from 12.00pm for any last-minute ticket needs.


There are plenty of reasons to make a matchday of it for the final fixture of the 23/24 Gallagher Premiership campaign next Saturday, with a host of activity on before the action on the pitch gets underway at 3.05pm at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

The Final Whistle is your place to start, with the bar opening at midday and Junior Tigers Club kicking off at 12.15pm for youngsters. Members of the men's squad will be dropping by from 2.00pm to catch-up with Cubs for the final time this season.

If the kids are looking for some fun in the sun, there will be inflatables - including the Kicking Challenge and Dart Board - open from 12.30pm on The Plaza, while Mum and Dad can pick up the pre-match fuel from a wide variety of food and drink outlets outside as well.

Pick from The Currywurst, Flying Cow and Street Souvlaki or Oink BBQ to get the feed in for the family.

The tunes will be pumping on The Plaza as well, with resident Tigers DJ 'Ian' spinning decks for two hours outside in the first of two matchday sets for supporters to enjoy.

In addition to the entertainment, there are activities and giveaways for fans to take part in from Club Partners Dyno-Rod, Jaffa, Seat Unique and a chance to check out Isuzu cars. 

At 1.30pm, it's time to get the Tigers Family Tunnel in position for The Plaza Prowl, where the squad will make the walk from the voco Hotel into the stadium. Find out more HERE about The Plaza Prowl.

Please note: Jenno's Cafe, next to The Club Shop, is open from 9.00am on Saturday morning for early arrivals.


After grabbing something from the bar or food outlets in your stand, make your way back to your spot to enjoy the half-time entertainment, which includes The STIHL Blower Race and The Ultimate Big Boot, brought to you by De Montfort University.

Youngsters who have participated in Matchday Coaching Clinics and XRugby7s will also be out in the middle, celebrating their day, while the players who are being promoted from this season's Tigers Academy squad to the Senior Academy programme in 24/25 will also be presented to the crowd.

A brand-new addition to the Tigers Family will also be presented to Mattioli Woods Welford Road for the first time. Stay tuned for that news in the build-up to matchday!


In keeping with tradition, the final league game of the year will include a chance for fans to get on to the turf after the match. The gates in all stands will be opened 25 minutes after the whistle. 

Supporters cannot enter the field until directed to by the stadium announcer and stewards.

A section around the dugouts, in front of the Breedon Stand, will be fenced off and players will return to meet supporters, sign autographs and pose for selfies. Please be mindful of fellow fans and take directions from stewards to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Keep the matchday going after the game with a choice of entertainment on offer, including DJ Ian on The Plaza or Rock Bottom in the Final Whistle bar.

Season Ticket Holders and fans attending The Club Social, in the Premiership Suite, will be able to access the room (via Main Reception) from 8.00pm, where this season's Supporter Awards and The Peter Wheeler Medal will be handed out. The full men's squad will be in attendance at the event, hosted by Dan Cole and Ben Youngs.