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Hotel and catering on Forum agenda

Player injuries were part of the discussion at the Supporters' Forum
Player injuries were part of the discussion at the Supporters' Forum

The Supporters Forum met this week to share Leicester Tigers fans’ views on events of the season so far.

Matchday catering services was a key agenda point as supporters shared experiences from the pre-season games and first three home fixtures of the new season.

The match against Exeter Chiefs last weekend saw the club’s highest spend-per-head outside a Tigers-Saints derby in recent seasons and, after releasing a statement in the summer addressing concerns with catering services provided by partners Centerplate, the club reassured the forum that work continues in an attempt to improve matchday services.

The club shared an update on progress of the proposed hotel development and car parking adjacent to the stadium with talks continuing with potential developers who will operate the hotel. It is hoped that ground will be broken by the end of the second quarter in 2018.

Tigers provided an update on player news ahead of this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Round 6 fixture at London Irish, as well as discussion around head injury assessments and player welfare. This week it was announced that the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby had approved plans to introduce an extra three minutes for clubs to undertake HIA’s.

The club shared details of the reasons behind the postponement of the ‘A’ League fixture against Newcastle last weekend due to player welfare issues and stated that the Holland & Barrett Stand and Final Whistle Bar will be used for supporters in the next batch of second-team fixtures at Welford Road.

The forum meets six times each season to discuss issues and events at Welford Road, including two open forums which members of the public can attend. The objective of the forum remains to act as a voice for all supporters from every background, community and culture.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the forum, or feel that you’d be able to serve as a representative for fellow fans, please contact Phil Warrington, PR Officer at Leicester Tigers, by emailing [email protected]