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Matchday guide | Tigers and Oktoberfest return

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Leicester Tigers host Oktoberfest at Saturday’s home game against Sale Sharks. Our Matchday Guide includes all of the information you need to get the most out of the day.

  • Themed food, drink and music for Oktoberfest with Tigers and STIHL
  • Activities on the plaza from 12.30pm ahead of kick-off
  • Matchday bus service is in operation on four routes with extra pick-up at Melton Mowbray this week


This game is included in all Tigers season tickets and all areas of the stadium are open.

Games in the 2022/23 season have been uploaded to existing season ticket cards. New cards are distributed only to new season ticket holders and to supporters who change seats or categories.

If you have any issues with your season ticket or a match ticket booking, call the ticket office ahead of matchday on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).

Book now

Match tickets are still available. Book online or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or visit the ticket units on matchday – please allow time to find your turnstile and place in the stadium ahead of kick-off.

Stadium entry

Allow sufficient time to travel to the game and check your ticket to locate the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry to the stadium. Have your season ticket card, 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 the teams in the Breedon Stand and help us to safeguard the welfare of players, officials and supporters by reducing congestion in the tunnel area before and after the game.

Ahead of kick-off

The plaza area between Mattioli Woods Welford Road and Hotel Brooklyn is now open as a matchday fanzone with activities and entertainment from 12.30pm this Saturday.

There are inflatables for young supporters, plus a marquee and extra seating.

Oktoberfest with STIHL

Themed food and drink will be available on the plaza, with live music from the oopmah band from 1.00pm as well as at half-time and post-match.

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 Matchday Essentials booths around the stadium.

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

Travel and Parking

Tigers matchday bus services are in operation on routes from Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham.

The route from Loughborough will this week feature a first pick-up at Melton Mowbray and extra places on the service from Oakham.

Places must be booked before matchday. Click here for details.

Opening times

Stadium turnstiles are open from 1.15pm in the Yodel (North) Stand and 1.30pm in other areas.

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 early arrivals. The bar on the plaza is also a good meeting place for friends ahead of the game.

All other kiosks and bars open with the turnstiles from 1.15pm/1.30pm as above.

Stadium bars use recycled and recyclable plastic cups. There is no deposit paid or collected for cups, hopefully speeding service at the tills.

To help keep a clean stadium and increase our recycling, caterers Levy have generously agreed to give the Leicester Tigers Foundation a 10p donation for every used plastic cup placed in the MIXED RECYCLING bins around the stadium. This will raise a significant amount more than the previous arrangement as the Foundation will receive 10p for EVERY CUP YOU USE AND RECYCLE.

Staying over

Hotel Brooklyn next to the stadium is now open for overnight accommodation, food and drink or simply to enjoy on matchdays or any other day. Supporters are offered a discount of 10 per cent on all bedroom and suite bookings, and there are further reductions on food and beverage when guests stay. To take advantage of this offer, email your request direct to [email protected] and staff will create the booking and answer any questions.

To find out more about the hotel, click here.

Wellbeing and Safety

Please continue to take extra care over hygiene and sanitisation. If a ball is kicked to you in the warm-up or in the game, 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.

Match programme

Look out for No3 in our front cover Heritage Series this week and a look back through the pages of Tigers tales from previous years.

Saturday’s 100-page edition also includes update from the Tigers women’s team, a Northerners line-up in First XV, and all the news, views and stats behind the team.

Pick up your copy – price £4 – at a Matchday Essentials booth around the stadium or the Club Shop units.

For young supporters

The Junior Tigers Club is back! There are activities, games and entertainment, plus appearances from Tigers players in the JTC area of Final Whistle.

Membership is free to supporters aged 5-12. Sign up the youngster in your family now, and come and see what’s on this matchday.

Wristbands are now available for children to wear at Tigers home games as part of a new safeguarding initiative. Supporting the club’s Lost Child practices, stewards will be able to provide wristbands for you to add contact details and seat number in the unlikely event of a child being lost. 

Big match build-up

Teams from local rugby clubs joins us as Guard of Honour and Flag Shaker groups 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.

Listen to a player’s pre-match playlist with club partner PRL PPS.

Kick-off is at 3.00pm.


Look out for The Ultimate Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, which provides groups of supporters with a test of skill and nerve on the pitch, and the Papa Johns Pizza Game featuring two Tigers supporters.

Young players from Matchday Coaching Clinics, including the sessions for individual places this week, will also get on to the famous turf for a photo at half-time.

Voting to find the Fans’ Favourite opens on the club app and the winner will be announced at the end of the game.


Supporters must keep off the pitch at all times.

Final Whistle in the North Stand and the Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand remain open at the end of the game.

There is live music from Rock Bottom in Final Whistle, more live music for guests in the Clubhouse Lounge and with the oompah band in the marquee on the plaza where food and drink outlets will remain open.

The main ticket point outside the Yodel (North) Stand will remain open after the game for season ticket sales and match ticket sales for upcoming fixtures.

If you are unable to attend

This game is not scheduled for broadcast by BT Sport but you can still watch live with PRTV. Click here for more details.

Or follow the action with updates on the Matchday Live coverage on the club’s website and app, or on the Tigers social media channels.