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Matchday guide | Tigers host Falcons in Cup tie

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Midweek rugby returns to Mattioli Woods Welford Road as Leicester Tigers host Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership Rugby Cup this Wednesday (7.00pm). Our Matchday Guide includes all of the information you need to get the most out of the evening.


This game is included in all Tigers season tickets but please note that ALL supporters will be accommodated in the Yodel Stand or Breedon Stand Terrace. If you have season tickets in any other area, contact to the ticket office to arrange a transfer into a similar category seat.

Match tickets are also available. Book online, 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.

All junior season tickets (including Family Tickets) are automatically upgraded to adult tickets for evening games so you can bring friends or family if you think kick-off is too late for young supporters.

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).

Stadium entry

Stadium turnstiles are open from 6.00pm.

Allow sufficient time to travel to the game ahead of the 7.00pm kick-off 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.

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.

Using the Tigers App, you can send photos and messages for the big screens courtesy of club partner Yodel. Simply open the Leicester Tigers app, click ‘Send A Photo’ and select ‘Big Screen’ to submit a photo or message and we will share some of them during the day. 

Ahead of kick-off

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.

Listen for the playlist from a Tigers star in the stadium in the build-up to kick-off with club partners PPRL PRS.

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.

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 ahead of the game.

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 No4 in our ‘heritage’ cover design series and a flick back through the pages of Tigers tales from previous years.

This week’s edition includes a chat with Anthony Watson after the weekend win at Harlequins, update from members of the Tigers women’s team, all the facts and stats behind the Tigers, a First XV feature, and the news and views from inside the Tigers camp.

Pick up your copy – price £4 – at a Matchday Essentials booth around the stadium or the Club Shop units. back copies for previous games are also available at the Club Shop,.

For young supporters

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. 

There is no Junior Tigers Club for this fixture but all activities will return for the next home game. Sign up the youngster in your family now for free membership.


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 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 games including the Christmas Tree-O Bundle for three big fixtures.

If you are unable to attend

This game is not scheduled for broadcast by BT Sport or PRTV. You can follow the action with updates on the Matchday Live coverage on the club’s website and app, or on the Tigers social media channels.