Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
leicestertigers.comRugby ExplainedConference & EventsContact UsHolland & Barrett
Club News

Matchday guide | Season finale this Saturday

There is a big day in store at Welford Road on Saturday as Leicester Tigers host Bath Rugby in the final game of the season. Kick-off is at 4.00pm. See what’s in store using our Matchday Guide.

Saturday is Junior Tigers Club Takeover Day with young supporters joining the matchday team behind the scenes in roles including kit assistant, announcer and photographer.

There are lots of other activities for young supporters, too, with inflatables on the plaza outside the Holland & Barrett Stand and an appearance from Tigers players in the JTC area of Final Whistle in the build-up to kick-off.

The Junior Tigers Club is open for two hours ahead of kick-off with games and events for young supporters. Membership is free to supporters age under 16 and you can sign up your youngster now by clicking here.

It is also Leicester Tigers Foundation Day this Saturday, supporting its work in the community. Look out for more information and their Tigers flag sellers around the stadium.

The plaza also hosts our Project Rugby Donation Point where supporters can drop off old, unused or unwanted rugby kit and boots to help provide equipment and clothing to aspiring players in the community. For more information and to find out how you can help, click here.

There is live music from The Smarties on the plaza during the afternoon and the marquee on the plaza will be open.

Stadium turnstiles, bars and food kiosks open from 2.30pm and you can hear from inside the Tigers camp with a player Q&A in Final Whistle at 3.15pm.

Food options in the stadium include pie-and-a-pint in the Holland & Barrett concourse, Mattioli Woods Stand and Breedon Stand; and Domino’s Pizza in the Holland & Barrett Stand upper and lower. Chips are available in Holland & Barrett Stand lower and Robin Hood Stand. There are children’s food offers, too, at the Junior Tigers Club food unit in Final Whistle.

Save time at the bars by using Swipestation to pre-order drinks. SwipeStation provides a way to pre-order food and drink via your mobile device before collecting from a 'Fast Lane' at the bars. The latest update is version 4.8.0 and available to download now from the App Store. SwipeStation can be accessed via the Official Tigers App, which is also available to download for FREE from iTunes and Google Play App Stores.

Sign up to the Swipestation app, add your card details and you can place your order at any time – even before you leave home! When you get to the stadium, use your phone to print off the receipt at your nearest SwipeStation unit and simply present it to bar staff.

All supporters should note that bag searches are in place at the turnstiles. You are encouraged not to bring bags to the stadium but, if you do, please allow extra time to get through your turnstile and into your place ahead of kick-off.

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.

Teams from junior clubs and schools in the region join us as Flag Wavers and Guard of Honour in the approach to kick-off.

This week’s 100-page match programme includes the views of the season’s individual award winners and an interview with Matt Smith on what the Tigers mean to him as he approaches his final game for the club. Pick up your copy around the stadium, price £3.

Half-time entertainment includes a final appearance of the season from The Ultimate Big Boot and we’ll reveal the name of the Lotto season ticket draw winner and the final Lumbers Player of the Month as well as welcoming our Junior Tigers Takeover Day crew and the teams of youngsters taking part in Saturday’s Matchday Coaching Clinics.

There is no need to rush home at full-time either with the players making their traditional ‘thank-you’ lap of the pitch after the final whistle. Look out for some Tigers giveaways too!

After the teams have returned to the dressing rooms, supporters will be able to use the Welford Road pitch.

After the game, there is more live music from The Smarties on the plaza and from resident band Rock Bottom in Final Whistle.

Bars around the stadium will remain open too, including the Droglites Bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand, and the ABC and Crumbie Lounges in the Breedon Stand. Or you can wind down in the Tiger Bar marquee on the plaza.

The main club store and the ticket office are open all day from 9.00am and will remain open for an hour after the match.

Match tickets are still available at the Tigers ticket office. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online.

There is a print-at-home option for tickets bought online. The collection point is on the plaza outside the Holland & Barrett Stand if you are picking up pre-paid match tickets on your way to the game and the club has now installed self-service kiosks at the collection point.

Click here to find out how it works and what information you will need with you.

If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page and you can use the ‘Big Screen’ function on the Tigers app to submit photos of your matchday, with a selection of the best being shown on the stadium big screens.

Pre-booked car parking goes off-sale at the Tigers ticket office two days before a match. Parking is still available to purchase on a first-come first-served basis at the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City FC, which is just a few minutes’ walk away from Welford Road. Cost is £6 per car, to be paid at the barrier.

Official matchday bus services run by Centrebus are in operation on routes from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham, arriving at Welford Road half an hour ahead of kick-off and departing half an hour after the final whistle. For full details, including timetable and pick-up points, click here.

Team news from both camps is announced at noon on Friday on the Tigers website and official social media pages. Look out, too, for the match preview with all the facts and figures behind the big game.

If you are unable to join us at Welford Road for any home game, you can follow the action throughout the day on the club website and social media, and there is full text commentary using the Matchday Live function on the app.