Welford Road welcomes the return of Gallagher Premiership rugby on Sunday. Our Matchday Guide will help you to get the most out of the occasion, including our Oktoberfest-themed day.
Brought to Welford Road in association with club partner STIHL, the Bavarian-themed OKTOBERFEST matchday features live music, German food and a selection of beers.
The plaza outside the Holland & Barrett stand will be open from 12.30pm with the German Jukebox Oompah Band on stage and there will be German beers, Bratwurst sausage, hamburg-ers and pretzels at selected units.
GETTING TO WELFORD ROAD
Click here for more travel information ahead of this weekend.
Please note that car-parking is NOT available at King Power Stadium due to an event in memory of former Leicester City FC chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Parking is available in the Leicester Royal Infirmary multi-storey (entry via Havelock Street), which is a few minutes’ walk away from Welford Road.
Pre-booked car parking goes off-sale at the Tigers ticket office two days before a match.
The club is running matchday bus services in association with Orbit Coaches on routes from Market Harborough, Oakham and Market Bosworth. All services are scheduled to arrive at Welford Road half an hour ahead of kick-off. Find out more by clicking here.
If this is your first visit to the stadium, visit leicestertigers.com/tickets/getting-to-welford-road for advice on getting to Welford Road.
Entry to all home games in the Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby Cup and European pool fixtures are included in season tickets.
Match tickets for this weekend are still available at the Tigers ticket office. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online using the link below. The office is open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday and from 9.00am on matchday. Oneline services are available all day, every day.
You can use the print-at-home option for match tickets purchased bought online.
Or, if you are picking up pre-purchased tickets, the Collection Point is on the plaza outside the Holland & Barrett Stand.
The club has also installed self-service kiosks at the collection point. You will need your booking number handy to print your ticket at the kiosk.
ENTERING THE STADIUM
Welford Road is now a CASHLESS STADIUM and, once you have entered the stadium, card and contactless payments is the only method of payment. Please read our advice for fans for more information.
The Junior Tigers Club Area is open for two hours before kick-off at 3.00pm with activities for fans aged 16 and under as well as the chance to meet Tigers players and even run out as a matchday mascot. The JTC area in the Final Whistle Bar. Membership is free. Sign up here.
Stadium turnstiles, bars and food kiosks open from 1.30pm.
Please note that bag searches are in place at the turnstiles. Bags are not encouraged, but please allow extra time to get through your turnstile if you have a bag.
In accordance with stadium regulations, banned items include bottles, cans, large golf-type umbrellas and any bags that will not fit beneath a seat. More information is available on boards at all turnstiles.
The 100-page new-look handy-sized matchday programme is available at programme stalls in and around the stadium. This week’s edition includes a sit-down chat with Jonah Holmes, Quickfire Question Time with prop Joe Heyes, the big-match preview, and all the news and views, and facts and figures from inside Welford Road.
The programme is priced £3. Programme seller stalls outside of the ground will take cash payments, with stalls inside the stadium cashless only.
Fan Radios (price £10) are also available from programme sellers so you can listen to the referee or match commentary at the game on Sunday and throughout the season.
FOOD AND DRINK
The ABC Bar and Crumbie Lounge in The Breedon Stand have been updated for this season and fitted with electronic display menu boards.
Other bars to have had a refurbishment include the re-named Scrum Dogs, Blindside Kitchen and Grubber Pie Co. bars on the Mattioli Woods Stand concourse.
Food and drink is also available at The Captains Bar in the Robin Hood Stand and The Final Whistle Bar in the lower concourse of the Holland & Barrett Stand.
The Droglites Bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand is the best place to bump into past players, while the marquee on the plaza outside the Holland & Barrett Stand will serve refreshments before and after the game.
APPROACH TO KICK-OFF
Hear from inside the Tigers camp with a player Q&A in Final Whistle at 1.30pm.
Teams from junior clubs and schools in the region join us on the pitch in the approach to kick-off as Flag Wavers and the Guard of Honour.
The teams will be led out by the matchday mascots from the Junior Tigers Club.
You can use the ‘Big Screen’ function on the Official Leicester Tigers App to submit photos of your matchday. A selection of the best will be shown on the screens inside the stadium and look out too for some behind-the-scenes video on the big screen.
Entertainment at half-time includes fan-favourite The Ultimate Big Boot and we will reveal the winner of the TigersLotto season ticket draw.
Fans are able to vote for their LeoVegas Fans’ Favourite from half-time up to the final whistle on the Official Leicester Tigers App, which is available to download FREE from iTunes and Google Play App Stores.
STAY WITH US
After the match, there is live music from resident band Rock Bottom in Final Whistle Bar as well as music in the marquee on the plaza.
Two current Tigers will visit The Droglites Bar and bars around the stadium will remain open so there’s no need to dash home.
The ticket office will remain open for an hour after the game. You can book your tickets for Tigers versus Gloucester next Saturday or a Tigers Taster allowing you to watch the action from each of the four stands over four forthcoming games.
The club store will also remain open for an hour after the game.