Leicester Tigers host European Challenge Cup visitors Calvisano at Welford Road this Saturday afternoon. Our Matchday Guide will help you to get the most out of the occasion...
GETTING TO WELFORD ROAD
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Parking is available at the nearby King Power Stadium and in the Leicester Royal Infirmary multi-storey (entry via Havelock Street), both a few minutes’ walk away from Welford Road.
Pre-booked car parking goes off-sale at the Tigers ticket office two days before a match.
Matchday bus services are in operation with orbit Coaches from Market Harborough, Oakham and Market Bosworth. All services are scheduled to arrive at Welford Road half an hour ahead of kick-off. For timetable, route and more details, click here.
Entry to all home games in the Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby Cup and European pool fixtures is included in Tigers season tickets.
Match tickets for this weekend are available at the Tigers ticket office. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online using the link below. The office is open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday and from 9.00am on matchday. Online services are available all day, every day.
You can use the print-at-home option for match tickets purchased bought online.
Or, if you are picking up pre-purchased tickets, the Collection Point is on the plaza outside the Holland & Barrett Stand.
The club has also installed self-service kiosks at the collection point. You will need your booking number handy to print your ticket at the kiosk.
ENTERING THE STADIUM
Welford Road is a CASHLESS STADIUM and, once you have entered the stadium, card and contactless payments is the only method of payment. Please read our advice for fans for more information.
The Junior Tigers Club Area is open for two hours before kick-off with activities for fans aged 16 and under as well as the chance to meet Tigers players and even run out as a matchday mascot. The JTC area in the Final Whistle Bar. Membership is free. Sign up here. Please note that all adults accompanying children into the JTC Area will be issued with a pass on entry.
Stadium turnstiles, bars and food kiosks open from 1.30pm.
Please note that bag searches are in place at the turnstiles. Bags are not encouraged, but please allow extra time to get through your turnstile if you have a bag.
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.
Following the recent tragic incident at London Bridge and on the advice of the security forces, supporters are asked to remain vigilant to keep us all safe and enhance stadium security on matchdays. If you do see anything suspicious, please report it to a steward, member of staff or police officer.
Welford Road will celebrate the achievements and contribution of Tigers legend David Matthews this Saturday.
Matthews made a club record 502 first-team appearances for Tigers and also served as captain, coach, director, president and life member before his death this year at the age of 82.
The new 502 Lounge will be officially opened on Saturday and members of David’s family will be special guests. They will be presented with a condolence book filled with tributes and memories from players, supporters and representatives from the rugby world.
Supporters will be asked to join in a minute’s applause before in recognition of David’s lengthy association with the club which began as a teenager in 1955.
A special edition of the Tigers matchday programme will celebrate the career of club record appearance-holder David Matthews, who is also the cover star this week.
The 100-page handy-sized programme is available at stalls in and around the stadium, price £3. Stalls outside the stadium take cash payments, with stalls inside cashless only.
Club partners Nottingham Building Society will be joining fans at Welford Road in The Final Whistle Bar and out on the Plaza from 11.00am until kick-off. Sharing news of their mortgage offers, advice for fans as well as the opportunity to win free tickets to Tigers versus Bristol in the new year or a luxury Tigers hamper, be sure to pop by and speak to a member of thier team.
Fan Radios (price £10) are available from programme sellers and the ticket office so you can listen to the referee or match commentary at games throughout the season.
Matt Hampson Foundation calendars featuring members of the Tigers squad will be available on the plaza and in Final Whistle this weekend.
FOOD AND DRINK
Tigers have teamed up with club partner Westons Cider to give supporters the chance to win a bundle of prizes on matchdays in a scratch card promotion. Fans who purchase a Stowford Press cider or Stowford Press Mixed Berries will receive a free scratch card with every pint, with the chance to win thousands of prizes.
Many of the stadium bars have been refurbished this season and there is extra space in the marquee on the plaza before and after the game. Look out, too, for new meal deal offers on matchday.
APPROACH TO KICK-OFF
Hear from inside the Tigers camp with a player Q&A in Final Whistle at 1.30pm.
Teams from junior clubs and schools in the region will join us on the pitch in the approach to kick-off as Flag Wavers and the Guard of Honour before the teams are led out by matchday mascots from the Junior Tigers Club.
You can use the ‘Big Screen’ function on the Official Leicester Tigers App to submit photos of your matchday. A selection of the best will be shown on the screens inside the stadium and look out too for some behind-the-scenes video on the big screen. Have your photo taken in the new Welfie Spot in the Mattioli Woods Stand and share it with us.
Kick-off is at 3.00pm.
Matchday entertainment at half-time includes fan-favourite The Ultimate Big Boot and a demonstration game from the Tigers Swifts team this week. We will announce this week’s season ticket winner in the Tigers Lotto.
STAY WITH US
After the match, there is live music from resident band Rock Bottom in Final Whistle Bar as well as music in the marquee on the plaza.
Bars around the stadium will remain open so there’s no need to dash home.
The ticket office will remain open for an hour after the game. You can book your tickets for Tigers versus Exeter Chiefs in our Christmas fixture on Saturday, December 21 (3.00pm).
The club store will also remain open for an hour after the game. Come and pick up some Christmas presents for the other Tigers fans among your family and friends!