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Get ready for the big kick-off

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Leicester Tigers return to home soil on Saturday and run out in front of a record-breaking 24,000 capacity crowd. Here's our guide to the big day at Welford Road.

Ticket collections
All match ticket collections are from the Tigers mobile unit which will be located next to the ticket office. Do not use the normal ticket office windows for collections on matchday. And please ensure any tickets are collected as early as possible. The Tigers ticket office will be open during the day for season ticket sales and for all other home games. Book now to guarantee the best available seats.

The bar on the ground floor of the new Caterpillar Stand - know as The Final Whistle - is open for food and refreshments from 12.30pm.
You do not need a ticket to use this bar as there is no access from here to the seating or standing areas before kick-off. Meet your friends and enjoy a drink in the new surroundings before making your way to your places for the big match though the relevant turnstiles.

Wear your colours
Thousands of Tigers flags have been handed out at big matches in the last couple of years, including the Heineken Cup and Guinness Premiership semi-finals and finals last season. Now is the time to dig them out of car boots and storage cupboards, and bring them along to Welford Road.
Wear your colours, celebrate the return of Tigers to Welford Road for the first time since April and the opening of the new Caterpillar Stand.

Gaining entry
Turnstiles open at 3.15pm.
A new ticketing system is in operation to enable supporters to gain more efficient access to the stadium.
Season ticket books have been replaced by a match access card, on to which extra games such as the November fixture against South Africa and any knockout cup ties can be added. Show this card to the scanners at the turnstiles to gain entry.
Match tickets now carry a barcode which will be scanned at the turnstiles.
Following the redevelopment of the new stand, turnstiles around the ground have been renumbered and we ask all supporters to allow sufficient time to get to their seats, especially those in the new Caterpillar Stand. You don’t want to miss any of the action.
The Tigers Club Shop is open all day and there are merchandise outlets in the lower and upper areas of the Caterpillar Stand.
And don’t forget to pick up a ‘Try’ card on your way into the ground.

Food & drink
The Caterpillar Stand lower and upper concourse food outlets are open from 3.30pm.
Food outlets and public bars are also available throughout the rest of the stadium.

Junior Tigers Club
JTC president Harry Ellis opened the new club room in the Santander Alliance & Leicester Stand during the Access All Areas Open Day last weekend. You will find us in the corner nearest to the Crumbie Stand, next door to the new Droglites Bar.
Come in an join in JTC activities, as well as receive free fruit and drink.
All JTC members and their families who have tickets in the Caterpillar Stand can enter the club room using external Gate 23 (in the corner of the Caterpillar and Santander Alliance & Leicester). When returning to the Caterpillar Stand, use the same route to Gate 23 and then enter the new stand at your normal turnstiles. You must carry your JTC membership card at all times.

Take your places
Please ensure you are in your places in good time, especially if you are new to the stadium or you are in new accommodation in the Caterpillar Stand.
Last season Tigers captain Martin Corry brought to an end a glittering career with club and country, and before Saturday’s game supporters will have a chance to show their appreciation during a pre-match parade.
Tigers v Newcastle Falcons is a 5.35pm kick-off.

One Tigers supporter will claim 250 cans of Guinness as part of the Ultimate Seat competition to mark the 250th anniversary of Guinness.

After the game
The Final Whistle bar and the entire lower concourse of the Caterpillar Stand is open to all supporters post-match.
Access for supporters on that side of the stadium is via the vomitory steps in the lower seating area or the central tunnel at pitch level.
Supporters from all other areas of the stadium must use the main doors facing the Granby Halls car park and not move around at pitchside.
There will be live music from Rock Bottom in The Final Whistle and supporters will also be joined by a Tigers player for a question-and-answer session. So stick around, enjoy a drink and a chat with friends, and hear a player’s thoughts on the big game.