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Matchday guide: Anglo-Welsh Cup

Tigers beat Gloucester in the opening home game of this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup
Tigers beat Gloucester in the opening home game of this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup

Leicester Tigers host Cardiff Blues in Round 3 of the Anglo-Welsh Cup at Welford Road on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3.00pm. Here’s our matchday guide to what’s in store for supporters:

Team news is announced at noon on Friday via the Tigers club website and official social media pages, and look out for the match preview on the website during Friday afternoon.

The Junior Tigers Club, with activities for young supporters and an opportunity to run out in front of a big crowd as a matchday mascot or Tiger Cub, is open for two hours ahead of kick-off for every home game in the Final Whistle area of the Holland & Barrett Stand and there will be a player appearance in the approach to kick-off.

JTC membership is free to under-16s and you can sign up your youngster now by clicking here.

All turnstiles, stadium bars and food kiosks open at 1.30pm.

Increased bag searches are in place at the turnstiles in accordance with ground regulations. Supporters are encouraged not to bring bags to the stadium but, if you do, please allow extra time to get through your turnstile and into your place ahead of kick-off.

The SwipeStation ‘click and collect’ service is in operation in Final Whistle and lower concourse of the Holland & Barrett Stand to reduce waiting times for drinks and food service. Download the SwipeStation App now on your phone, order in advance at any times and collect your drinks from the fast lane at the bar. For full details of how to download the App and use it on matchdays, click here.

Glass return points are available in the bars as well as in extra points around the stadium.

Supporters can use the Big Screen function on the Tigers app to submit photos of their day at Welford Road. A selection of the best will be added to the gallery on stadium screens during the afternoon.

Home and away replica kits, the training range and souvenirs are available in store at Welford Road. The Club Store in the Holland & Barrett Stand is open all day, with the second store in the Robin Hood Stand open and extra units inside the stadium open on matchdays. The main store will also remain open after the game.

The matchday programme includes a catch-up with the club’s development squad players plus all the news from Welford Road. The programme costs £3 and is available throughout the stadium.

Fan Radio sets – allowing supporters to listen to the referee microphone and/or commentary – are available in the Club Shop, ticket office and around the ground. These sets work at all Aviva Premiership grounds. If you have a Fan Radio from last season it will still work throughout 2017/18. As this week’s fixture is not scheduled for any TV broadcast, commentary is courtesy of the BBC Radio Leicester team.

Half-time entertainment includes two teams going head to head in The Ultimate Big Boot – following a record-breaking score of eight catches by Old Laurentians RFC last weekend. At every home game we also host a TigersLotto draw where one fan can win the value of their season ticket.

There is live music in Final Whistle after the game with resident band Rock Bottom.

Match tickets are still available at the Tigers ticket office. Book in person, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2)(open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday) or online any time.

There is a print-at-home option for all tickets bought online. Or, if you are picking up any pre-paid match tickets on your way to the game, the Collection Point is based on the plaza outside main reception.

The ticket office will remain open after Saturday’s game when match tickets for the derby with Northampton Saints on April 14 will go on sale to season ticket holders requiring extra tickets for friends and family, and to members. Season ticket renewals for 2018/19 are also available now.

If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page.

Official matchday bus services run by Centrebus are in operation on routes from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham. For full details, including timetable, click here.

For any season ticket holders unable to attend Saturday’s match but who want to forward their ticket to friends or family, The Hub is active at hub.leicestertigers.com. For further details, click here. https://www.leicestertigers.com/tickets/season-tickets/forward-to-a-friend

If you are unable to join us at Welford Road, you can follow all of the action throughout the day on the club website and social media, and there is full text commentary using the Matchday Live function on the app.