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Matchday guide | Quarter-final day at Tigers

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Leicester Tigers face Leinster Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday (5.30pm) in a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final. Our Matchday Guide below contains everything you need to know about the day.

It promises to be a great occasion for supporters - bring your flags and wear your colours - with an international line-up of players in Europe's elite club tournament.

Four-time European champions Leinster make a first trip to Leicester since 2008 with a place in the last four of the tournament at stake.

As an extra knockout fixture, this game is NOT included in season tickets and all supporters will need to purchase and present a match ticket at the turnstiles.

Team announcements are at noon on Friday and there will be build-up to the game on the Tigers website, app and social media, plus match preview on Saturday morning and full reaction after the game including LTTV interviews.

Opening early

Live coverage of the opening quarter-final between Munster and Toulouse – with the winners due to face either Leicester or Leinster next weekend – will be shown on the plaza outside the North Stand, in Final Whistle and in hospitality areas from 3.00pm.


Match tickets will be issued for ALL supporters who have purchased places for this game. It will NOT be loaded on to season ticket cards even if you purchase your usual places.

Tickets are still available. Book in advance online or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2).

Or visit the ticket units at the stadium on matchday.

If you have any issues with a ticket booking, please call the ticket office ahead of the game on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).

Stadium entry

Turnstiles are open from 3.45pm in the North Stand and 4.00pm in other areas.

Check that you are at the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry and please have your match ticket, print-at-home ticket or ticket on your smartphone ready to allow the easiest possible access to the stadium.

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

Follow signage and instructions from stewards in the areas closest to players in the Breedon Stand and help us to safeguard the health of players, officials and supporters by reducing congestion the tunnel area before or after the game.

Travel and Parking

Tigers matchday bus services are in operation on routes from Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham. Places must be booked before matchday. Click here for details.

Parking spaces at Freeman’s Common are pre-book in advance only.

Making payments

The stadium runs cashless payments only, including shops, bars, kiosks and programme booths.

Bars and kiosks

Final Whistle in the North Stand is open for any early arrivals. All other kiosks and bars open from 4.00pm.

Returnable cups are used at all bars. Supporters can claim back their £1 deposit when cups are returned. Only 10 cups can be refunded by one person and persons over the age of 18 may redeem the cup. Proof of ID may be required.

Or you can support the Leicester Tigers Foundation by donating your cup in special collection tubes around the stadium, with £1 going towards the Foundation’s work in the community for every cup.

Wellbeing and Safety

Take extra care over hygiene and sanitisation, and if a ball is kicked to you in the warm-up or in the game, please do not return it direct to the players or to the pitch. Instead, return to the ball boy team or a steward so it can be sanitised.


The main Club Shop in the Beehive Money Stand is open all day.

The second shop in the North Stand is also open on matchdays and there are shop booths around the stadium for matchday essentials including the 100-page matchday programme.

Season ticket holders receive a discount on shop purchases. Supporters can use any Credit on their Tigers account to spend on shop purchases.

This week’s 100-page matchday programme includes the views of Ben Youngs in build-up to the club’s first quarter-final since 2016, a spotlight on visitors Leinster and full details of the Heineken Champions Cup, a photo gallery from the Red Roses, plus facts and stats behind the team, and news and views from the club. Pick up a copy from club shops or the booths, price £3.

There are activities on the plaza, including live music, inflatables for young supporters and facepainter, and a chance to show support for Leicester's Concert for Ukraine at De Montfort Hall this weekend.


Guard of Honour and Flag Shaker teams play their part in the build-up to kick-off on the pitch.

One group of supporters will watch from The Best Seats in the House courtesy of club partners Mattioli Woods, and there is a chance to win a free pint in the Topps Tiles Golden Tile promotion.

Young fans can also look out for the Fox’s Supporters’ Bingo activity to play during the afternoon.


The Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, provides a test of skill and nerve on the pitch and two supporters will also have a chance to win a special prize in our Papa Johns Pizza Throw game.

If scores are level

If aggregate scores are level at the end of a knockout fixture, a period of extra time will be played (2 x 10 minutes).

If scores are still level at the end of extra time, then the winners will be team which has scored most tries in the game (including extra time).

If the teams are level on points and tries at the end of extra time, then the winners will be determined by a place-kick competition featuring three nominated players from each team.


Supporters must keep off the pitch.

Your support is appreciated and the players will acknowledge the crowd from the pitch at full-time.

Resident band Rock Bottom return in Final Whistle, and the Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand will also remain open at the end of the game.

The ticket office and booths will also remain open for bookings for forthcoming home games and events.

If you are unable to attend

Saturday’s game is live on BT Sport, or you can follow updates using with the Matchday Live service on the club app and website, or via the club’s social media.