The fixture list revealed by Premier Rugby Ltd today gives Tigers a trip to Kingsholm on the opening weekend of the season (September 5/6/7).
The opening month of the season concludes with two home games in the space of one week as Tigers host defending Guinness Premiership champions London Wasps and then stage first East Midlands derby of the season against Northampton Saints in a midweek evening kick-off.
The Guinness Premiership Final is confirmed for May 16, 2009. This will avoid any clash with the date of the opening fixture of the British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa.
Specific dates for matches will now be set by the clubs and the first set of live Sky Sports matches will be announced in due course. All fixtures are subject to alteration. Please check the Tigers official website for updates.
Details of the fixtures in the EDF Energy Cup and Heineken Cup are still to be confirmed.
Season tickets are now available from the Leicester Tigers ticket office. Individual match ticket details will be announced in mid-July. Please watch the Tigers website and Tigerzine for details.
The complete fixture list can be found at www.guinnesspremiership.com/fixtures
Leicester Tigers fixtures 2008/09
Sept 5/6/7 Gloucester (a)
Sept 12/13/14 London Irish (h)
Sept 19/20/21 Worcester Warriors (a)
Sept 26/27/28 London Wasps (h)
Wed Oct 1 Northampton Saints (h)
Oct 4 EDF Energy Cup round 1
Oct 10/11/12 Heineken Cup round 1
Oct 17/18/19 Heineken Cup round 2
Oct 25 EDF Energy Cup round 2
Nov 1 EDF Energy Cup round 3
Nov 14/15/16 Bath Rugby (a)
Nov 21/22/23 Harlequins (h)
Nov 28/29/30 Sale Sharks (a)
Dec 5/6/7 Heineken Cup round 3
Dec 12/13/14 Heineken Cup round 4
Dec 19/20/21 Newcastle Falcons (h)
Dec 26/27/28 Harlequins (a)
Jan 2/3/4 Bath Rugby (h)
Jan 9/10/11 Northampton Saints (a)
Jan 16/17/18 Heineken Cup round 5
Jan 23/24/25 Heineken Cup round 6
Feb 13/14/15 London Wasps (a)
Feb 20/21/22 Worcester Warriors (h)
Feb 27/28/March 1 London Irish (a)
Mar 6/7/8 Gloucester Rugby (h)
Mar 13/14/15 Bristol Rugby (a)
Mar 20/21/22 Saracens (h)
Mar 27/28/29 Newcastle Falcons (a)
Mar 28/29 EDF Energy Cup semi-finals
Apr 3/4/5 Sale Sharks (h)
Apr 11/12 Heineken Cup quarter-finals
Apr 17/18/19 Saracens (a)
Apr 17/18 EDF Energy Cup Final
Apr 25/26 Bristol Rugby (h)
May 2/3 Heineken Cup semi-finals
May 9 Guinness Premiership semi-finals
May 16 Guinness Premiership Final
May 23/24 Heineken Cup Final