The fixtures for next season’s Aviva Premiership programme were released at midday on Thursday and pair Tigers with the Chiefs in a 3pm kick-off at Welford Road on Saturday, September 3.
The fixture is a repeat of Tigers’ opening home game of last season when scores from Scott Hamilton, Dan Hipkiss and a penalty try helped the hosts to a thrilling 37-27 win against the Premiership newcomers.
Tigers travel to old rivals London Wasps for their first away game of the campaign on Sunday, September 11 (2.15pm). Wasps have signed former Tigers lock Marco Wentzel during the close-season and also include Tom Varndell in their squad.
The opening month features a trip to Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, September 17 and a home game against the defending Aviva Premiership champions Saracens on Saturday, September 24 (2.30pm).
Bath Rugby – including summer signing Dan Hipkiss – host Tigers in Round Five and are the visitors to Welford Road on the final day of the regular season in May.
The Christmas holiday period features an away game against Worcester Warriors and a home game against Sale Sharks at New Year.
Kick-off times have been confirmed for the opening eight rounds of the Aviva Premiership season after consultation with contracted broadcasters. Tigers' preferred kick-off time for home fixtures is 3pm Saturday, though fixtures after round eight are subject to alteration.
All fixtures are ‘on the weekend of' the Saturday date shown as host clubs will confirm their matchdays as quickly as possible.
Dates and times for the Heineken Cup, in which Tigers have been drawn alongside ASM Clermont Auvergne, Ulster and Aironi, will be confirmed during July and fixtures for the Anglo-Welsh LV= Cup will be announced at a later date.
To guarantee your place in the action for the coming season, book your Leicester Tigers season ticket now.
A season ticket guarantees your place at Welford Road for all 11 home games in the league programme, and five fixtures in the pool stages of the Heineken Cup and LV= Cup and the pre-season fixture against Lyon on Saturday, August 20.
Adult season ticket prices are priced from £240 terrace, £320 seating, and £100 junior terrace, £125 junior seating. There are prices for young adults (aged 16-21) & full-time students, 65-plus and families.
Supporters aged under 10 years are entitled to a free season ticket if accompanied by a full paying adult (this offer is available until August 1).
Contact the Tigers ticket office by phoning 0844 856 1880, call in at Welford Road or click here
Sat Sep 3: Exeter Chiefs H Aviva Premiership R1 (3pm)
Sun Sep 11: London Wasps A Aviva Premiership R2 (2.15pm)
Sat Sep 17: Newcastle Falcons A Aviva Premiership R3 (3.05pm)
Sat Sep 24: Saracens H Aviva Premiership R4 (2.30pm)
Sat Oct 1: Bath Rugby A Aviva Premiership R5 (3.15pm)
Sat Oct 8: Harlequins H Aviva Premiership R6 (5pm)
Sat Oct 15: LV= Cup 1
Sat Oct 22: LV= Cup 2
Fri Oct 28: Sale Sharks A Aviva Premiership R7 (7.45pm)
Sat Nov 5: London Irish H Aviva Premiership R8 (3.05pm)
Sat Nov 12: Heineken Cup 1
Sat Nov 19: Heineken Cup 2
Sat Nov 26: Gloucester Rugby A Aviva Premiership R9
Sat Dec 3: Northampton Saints H Aviva Premiership R10
Sat Dec 10: Heineken Cup 3
Sat Dec 17: Heineken Cup 4
Mon Dec 26/Tue Dec 27: Worcester Warriors A Aviva Premiership R11
Sun Jan 1/Mon Jan 2: Sale Sharks H Aviva Premiership R12
Sat Jan 7: London Wasps H Aviva Premiership R13
Sat Jan 14: Heineken Cup 5
Sat Jan 21: Heineken Cup 6
Sat Jan 28: LV= Cup 3
Sat Feb 4: LV= Cup 4
Sat Feb 11: Exeter Chiefs A Aviva Premiership R14
Sat Feb 18: Saracens A Aviva Premiership R15
Sat Feb 25: Newcastle Falcons H Aviva Premiership R16
Sat Mar 3: Gloucester Rugby H Aviva Premiership R17
Sat Mar 10: LV= Cup Semi-Final
Sat Mar 17: LV= Cup Final
Sat Mar 24: London Irish A Aviva Premiership R18
Sat Mar 31: Worcester Warriors H Aviva Premiership R19
Sat Apr 7: Heineken Cup Quarter Finals
Sat Apr 14: Northampton Saints A Aviva Premiership R20
Sat Apr 21: Harlequins A Aviva Premiership R21
Sat Apr 28: Heineken Cup Semi-Finals
Sat May 5: Bath Rugby H Aviva Premiership R22
Sat May 12: Aviva Premiership Semi-Finals
Sat May 19: Heineken Cup Final
Sat May 26: Aviva Premiership Final