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Kick off new European tournament at Welford Road

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Leicester Tigers launch their campaign in the new European Rugby Champions Cup at home to Ulster Rugby at Welford Road on Saturday evening. Kick off is at 7.45pm and match tickets are still available.

Tigers are entering an 18th season of European cup rugby with a meeting against an UIster side visiting Welford Road for a second successive season.
Team line-ups are announced on Friday lunchtime on the club website and social media channels.
The Tigers roadshow vehicle, known as The Maul, hosts the Speed Pass Challenge and fan photobooth on the plaza ahead of kick-off and the Junior Tigers Club VIP area in the MET-Rx Stand is open from 5.45pm for young supporters. Membership is free and you can sign up this weekend.
Turnstiles and all bars and food kiosks at Welford Road open at 5.45pm and the Tigers Club Store is open all day with the full range of home and away kit, leisurewear and souvenirs. There are also extra merchandise units in the MET-Rx Stand after the turnstiles are opened.
The new 500-page Official History of Leicester Tigers is now available to buy and there will be a stall in Final Whistle before and after the game to get your copy.
The matchday programme this week includes an inbterview with club captain Ed Slater, Matt Hampson’s new Heroes & Villains column with Blaine Scully, Tiger Hunt gallery, European Rugby Champions Cup news and preview of the historic fixture against the Barbarians next month, plus news, fixtures and ticket information. The 100-page programme is on sale throughout the stadium, price £3.
At half-time one young supporter will face the club mascot in Challenge Welford, and a team will chase a jackpot prize in The Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University.
Arriva’s matchday bus services are in operation from Market Harborough, Oakham, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth and Melton Mowbray, all scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before kick-off. For details and this week’s timetable, click here. An additional minibus service from Coalville is bookable via the Tigers ticket office.
The Tigers ticket office is open 8.30am-5pm Thursday and Friday, and from 9am on Saturday. Call in at the ticket office or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) to book your places.
Or click here to book online any time.
Please note that all matchday ticket collections are from the Collection Point on the plaza outside the MET-Rx Stand, and not from the ticket office. Please allow plenty of time for ticket collections and to get to your places in the stadium ahead of kick-off.
See you on Saturday!