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Matchday guide: New Year's Day

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Leicester Tigers host defending English and European champions Saracens at Welford Road on Sunday in the opening game of 2017.

Saracens currently top the Aviva Premiership table as the teams start the second half of the Aviva Premiership campaign this weekend, with Tigers in fifth place after defeat at Exeter Chiefs on Christmas Eve.
Kick-off on Sunday is at 3pm, with the Tigers Club Store and ticket office open as usual from 9.00am.
The Junior Tigers Club, with activities for young supporters and an opportunity to run out in front of a big home crowd as a matchday mascot or Tiger Cub, is open for two hours ahead of the game.
Turnstiles and all internal bars and food kiosks open at 1.30pm.
Team news from both camps is announced at noon on Friday. Look out for updates on the Tigers club website and social media channels.
This week’s 100-page match programme includes a profile of Manu Tuilagi and the Tigers Tea-Break Interview with Tom Brady and George Worth, plus all the news from inside Welford Road. Pick up your copy around the stadium, price £3.
A Fan Radio service is available at Welford Road with referee microphone on one channel and match commentary on the other. Units cost £15 for the whole season. Buy your set in the Club Store or shop kiosks around the stadium.
Half-time entertainment includes The Ultimate Big Boot, and we will also reveal the name of a season ticket winner in the TigersLotto and the identity of the Lumbers Player of the Month for December as voted by the supporters.
Official matchday bus services run by Centrebus are in operation on four routes from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray and Oakham. There is also a separate supporters’ bus available from Rugby and Lutterworth. For more information on Tigers travel, and this week’s timetable, please click here.
And the action doesn’t stop with the final whistle as we’ll have live music from Rock Bottom and the ticket office and club store will remain open for an hour after the match.
Match tickets for Sunday are still on general sale and can be booked at the ticket office now.
Or treat yourself or someone else to a Tigers Half Season Ticket to cover entry to the last seven home games of the regular season (starting with the match against Glasgow Warriors on January 21) with prices from £125 adults, £55 juniors and a voucher for £10 off the price of a ticket for this weekend.
The ticket office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and for an hour after every home game. Book in person at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or click here to book online any time. There is a print-at-home option for all tickets bought online.
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.
If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page and you could be in line for a fabulous prize.
See you on Sunday!