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Matchday guide: Tigers v Racing 92

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Welford Road is braced for another big European rugby occasion on Sunday when Leicester Tigers host French champions Racing 92. Kick-off is at 5.30pm and tickets are available now. Here is our guide to getting the most out of your day.

Team news from both camps is announced at noon on Friday. Look out for updates on the Tigers club website and social media channels. If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page.
Sunday is #TeamGeorge Day at Welford Road in support of Stamford teenager George Robinson who suffered a life-changing injury playing rugby but has since returned to school and is providing inspiration for others as an ambassador for the Matt Hampson Foundation. #TeamGeorge is now an official Tigers club charity and a collection will be held around the stadium on Sunday and merchandise will be available in the club shop.
The Tigers club store is open from 9am on Sunday and there are activities on the plaza outside the main Holland & Barrett Stand in the build-up to kick-off.
The Junior Tigers Club is open in the Holland & Barrett Stand from two hours before kick-off at each home game with an opportunity for young supporters to meet a Tigers player and for one young fan to run out with the team as matchday mascot in our pre-match draw.
Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off. Food kiosks and bars around the stadium are also open from 4.00pm.
The ABC Bar in the south stand now includes a bar serving Everards Tiger Cask Ale.
Tigers have introduced matchday wristbands for junior supporters on which parents can complete contact details in the case of getting separated in the stadium. Wristbands are available at the Junior Tigers Club and at a number of turnstiles.
This week’s 100-page match programme includes a special Beginners’ Guide to Europe in the words of the club’s southern hemisphere players, plus ful guide to the Champions Cup, Fanzone and all the news from Welford Road. Pick up your copy around the stadium, price £3.
Supporters can get right to the heart of the action with the Fan Radio service which includes referee microphone and television match official on one channel and commentary on the other. Units cost £15 for the whole season. Buy your set in the Club Store or shop kiosks around the stadium.
Official matchday travel services run by Centrebus and Roberts Coaches are in operation on five routes. Please note that the Roberts service must be booked in advance via the Tigers ticket office. For more information on Tigers matchday services and this week’s timetable, click here. There is also a separate supporters’ bus available from Rugby and Lutterworth. Click here to find out more.
Sunday’s match will kick off following a minute’s silence in honour of Munster coach Anthony Foley who died last week at the age of 42. Supporters are asked to take their places in the stadium in good time ahead of kick-off.
The Prima Tiger Cup provides the early action on Sunday, with under-10s teams following in the footsteps of legends on the Welford Road pitch and they will be presented to a big matchday crowd at half-time
Also at half-time we’ll reveal the name of a season ticket winner in the TigersLotto and there’s a chance to cheer the teams taking part in The Ultimate Big Boot.
Resident band Rock Bottom provide live music in Final Whistle after the game and the ticket office and club store will be open for an hour after the match.
Like every home game in the regular season, Sunday’s match is included in Tigers season tickets.  
Match tickets are still available for any other supporters and the Welford Road ticket office is open all day Friday and Saturday (9am-5pm) as well as from noon on Sunday. Book in person at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or click here to book online any time. There is a print-at-home option for all tickets bought online.
If you are picking up any pre-paid match tickets on your way to the game, the Collection Point is based on the plaza outside main reception.
Tickets for forthcoming games against Newport Gwent Dragons, Harlequins, Northampton Saints, Munster and the home match against Saracens on New Year’s Day are also on general sale now and can be booked at the ticket office this weekend.