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Matchday guide | The doors re-open this weekend

Leicester Tigers re-open the doors to Mattioli Woods Welford Road for the final home game of the season this Saturday. For everything you need to know, check the Matchday Guide below.

Bristol Bears are the visitors for a game which will attract a reduced-capacity crowd of 6,100 in line with current guidelines on Covid-19 for the first home game with supporters since a win over Worcester Warriors in February 2020.

A number of measures have been put in place to protect the safety of supporters, staff and players while also helping to minimise risks from the pandemic.

These include:

  • All tickets supplied via email to show at the turnstile or print at home. You CANNOT gain admittance on your usual season ticket card
  • Online health declaration to be completed on the morning of the game
  • Covid code of conduct to read before you arrive
  • Social distancing at all times
  • Temperature checks and Track & Trace check-in on arrival
  • Face covering required at all times except when eating or drinking
  • One-way system for movement around the stadium
  • Refreshments available at kiosks but you must return to your seat with food and drink

Look out for an email from Leicester Tigers on Friday with the online health check details.

Click here for a full explanation of matchday measures, and check-out our special video from the ticket office to assist you with getting into the game and being able to enjoy your day.

The Breedon Stand remains closed as part of the secure Red Zone for the teams and all supporters will be located on the other three sides.

As you will not be in your normal place in the stadium, please check your seat location for this game in advance, plan your route and find your correct turnstile in good time for check-in safeguards and well ahead of kick-off.

Arrive as early as possible and use public transport safely where you can.

The club encourages supporters not to bring bags into the stadium to minimise delays and contact due to searches at the turnstiles.

The ticket office in the Robin Hood Stand and the phone lines are open from 9.00am to deal with any queries.

Club Shop units are open from 10.00am with a full range of replica kit, training kit, leisurewear and souvenirs with a special discount for season ticket holders this weekend. Social distancing rules apply and there be a limit on numbers allowed into the shops.

A printed version of the match programmes is on sale (£3) only in the club shops to help minimise contact points.

Please note that the stadium runs cashless payments only.

Fans can send in photos and messages on matchday courtesy of club partner Yodel via the official Leicester Tigers app. If you are attending the game you will be able to send a photo and message to the stadium’s Big Screen. Click here for more details.

Team news is announced at noon on Friday, with match preview on the website on Saturday morning and full reaction afterwards.

The BT Match Pass service for season ticket holders is still available and details of how to claim one have been emailed.

There is live coverage on BT Sport Extra 2 and also on Channel 5 this weekend following the cancellation of the scheduled fixture between Gloucester and Bath.

Or follow updates with Matchday Live on the Tigers App and website, with reaction from players and coaches via LTTV post-match. Make sure you’ve downloaded the most recent app update (Apple 2.11.0 or Android 36) to receive all of the latest news and info every day. 

After the match, the players will show their appreciation to supporters with a lap of the pitch. Please note, however, that they will not be able to sign autographs and all supporters must stay off the pitch.

Bars and food kiosks will be closed before the end of the game.

Stewards will direct you to the appropriate exit when it is time to leave.

It sounds like a lot of change to your usual matchday routine, but these are circumstances beyond the club’s control and the intention is to keep everyone safe while also being able to enjoy our day together again.