Leicester Tigers host an historic Double Header with men’s and women’s team action this Saturday at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. Our Matchday Guide includes all of the information you need to get the most out of the day.
- Two games on one ticket
- Turnstiles open from 11.30am
- Pre-match activities on the plaza and Junior Tigers Club
- Remembrance commemorations on the pitch
- Tigers versus Italian Select at 1.00pm
- Women’s league derby kicks off at 3.15pm
Entry to the Double Header is included in season tickets and your usual places are available with all areas of the stadium open. If you have any issues with your season ticket, call the ticket office ahead of matchday on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).
Match tickets are still available. Book online or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or visit the ticket units on matchday but allow time to find your turnstile and place ahead of kick-off.
Note the early kick-off time! Allow sufficient time to travel to the game and check your ticket to locate the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry. 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 all areas 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 the game
The plaza area between Mattioli Woods Welford Road and Hotel Brooklyn is now open as a matchday fanzone with activities and entertainment including inflatables for young supporters, a marquee and extra seating from 11.00am this Saturday.
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.
Tigers will host the traditional Remembrance activity including bugler and moment of silence with both teams on the pitch ahead of kick-off in the men’s game. Please ensure you reach your place in the stadium in good time.
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.
Please note that the return trips begin one hour after the end of the second fixture.
Stadium turnstiles are open from 11.30am in all areas.
The stadium runs cashless payments only, including shops, bars, kiosks and programme booths.
Bars and kiosks
Final Whistle in the North Stand and the bar on the plaza are good meeting places for friends ahead of the game. All other kiosks and bars open with the turnstiles from 11.30am.
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.
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.
Look out for a commemorative Double Header programme and the next in our Heritage Series of front covers.
Saturday’s edition includes full previews of men’s and women’s games, a guide to the squads, interviews with members of the women’s team on their place in Tigers history, plus a First XV line-up pick 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
There are activities, games and entertainment, plus an appearance from Tigers players in the JTC area of Final Whistle before the game.
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.
Please note the club’s new Safeguarding Policies and Practices to help to keep everyone safe in the stadium.
Teams from local rugby clubs joins us as Guard of Honour and Flag Shaker groups in the build-up to each 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 in the men’s game is at 1.00pm, with the women’s match to follow at 3.15pm.
At half-time, 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.
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 – with DJ music – and the Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand remain open at the end of the game.
The main ticket point outside the Yodel Stand will remain open after the game for match ticket sales for upcoming fixtures.
If you are unable to attend
There is no live broadcast or livestream of Saturday’s fixtures. You can follow the action with updates Tigers website and app, and on the club’s social media channels.