Leicester Tigers host Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday (4.30pm) in the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals. Our Matchday Guide below contains everything you need to know about the day.
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.
Important ticket information
As a knockout fixture, this game is NOT included in season tickets and ALL supporters will need to book a match ticket.
Tickets are still available. Book online, phone the ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book in advance at the ticket point in the stadium shop.
Ticket units at the stadium are open on matchday but please allow plenty of time to find your turnstile and seat in the stadium ahead of kick-off.
Check your ticket to locate the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry – especially if you are in a different place to your season ticket seat – and have your match ticket, print-at-home ticket or ticket on your smartphone ready to allow the easiest possible access to the stadium.
If you have any issues with a ticket booking, call the ticket office ahead of the game on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).
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 of both teams 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.
Stadium turnstiles are open from 2.45pm in the North Stand and 3.00pm in other areas.
Supporters can watch the first semi-final between Saracens and Harlequins from 1.30pm on the big screen outdoors on the plaza or in Final Whistle.
Activities on the plaza outside the main reception in the North Stand include bhangra drummers and dancers, DJ music to follow the first semi-final, inflatables and facepainter for your young supporters and Junior Tigers Club sign-up for the 2022/23 season. Come and see what is happening before you go to the turnstiles.
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.
Wellbeing and Safety
To help preserve the safety and wellbeing of all stadium visitors, supporters should consider wearing a face-covering in congested areas around other people, and to follow directions of signage and stewards regarding entry and exit.
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 stadium runs cashless payments only, including shops, bars, kiosks and programme booths.
Bars and kiosks
Final Whistle in the North Stand is open for early arrivals. All other kiosks and bars open with the turnstiles from 3.00pm.
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.
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 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 match programme reports from the club’s Annual Awards in the words of the winners and there is a four-page update on the women’s team after the announcement of a first competitive season in 2022/23. There is also a spotlight on visitors Northampton, facts and stats behind the Tigers team, and news and views from the club. Pick up a copy from club shops and booths, price £3.
Guard of Honour and Flag Shaker teams play their part in the build-up to the game and welcome the teams.
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 take part in new Fox’s Supporters’ Bingo activity to play during the afternoon.
Look out for some special guests from Leicestershire rugby in the build-up to kick-off and the flames which will greet the teams as they enter the field.
Supporters are urged to make their way to their places inside the stadium in good time ahead of kick-off when a Minute’s Applause will be staged in tribute to Tiffany Youngs with both teams on the pitch.
We welcome two teams in The Ultimate Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, which provides a test of skill and nerve on the pitch.
Members of the Leicester Tigers’ inaugural women’s squad will be welcomed on the pitch alongside club partners Häfele and SAMURAI.
Voting to find the Fans’ Favourite opens for the second half on the club app and the winner will be announced at the end of the game.
Supporters must keep off the pitch as the players acknowledge the crowd at full-time in this last home game of the season.
Club main partner Topps Tiles are also giving away four signed shirts, one for each stand, as the players parade around the field.
For supporters of whichever team wins on the day, there will be updates from your club on email of how to get tickets for the Final. Tickets are also already on general sale via the Premiership rugby website.
Final Whistle in the North Stand – with live music from resident band Rock Bottom – and the Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand remain open at the end of the game.
If you are unable to attend
Saturday’s game is being covered live by BT Sport.
Wherever you are, you can follow updates using with the Matchday Live service on the club app and website, or via the club’s social media.