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Matchday guide: Tigers versus Gloucester

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Leicester Tigers open the defence of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday when Gloucester Rugby are the visitors to Welford Road. Kick-off is at 3.00pm. Here’s our matchday guide to what’s in store for supporters:

The Junior Tigers Club, with activities for young supporters and an opportunity to run out in front of a big crowd as a matchday mascot or Tiger Cub, is open for two hours ahead of kick-off for every home game in the Final Whistle area of the Holland & Barrett Stand and there will be a player appearance in the approach to kick-off.

All turnstiles, stadium bars and food kiosks open at 1.30pm this week.

Please note that bag searches are in place at the turnstiles in accordance with ground regulations. Supporters are encouraged not to bring bags but, if you do, please allow extra time to get through your turnstile and into your place in the stadium ahead of kick-off.

A SwipeStation ‘click and collect’ service is in operation in the bars in Final Whistle and lower concourse of the Holland & Barrett Stand to reduce waiting times and increase efficiency. Download the SwipeStation App on your phone and collect your drinks from the fast lane at the bar. For full details of how to download the App and use it on matchdays, click here.

Glass return points are available in the bars as well as in extra points around the stadium.

Home and away replica kits and the training range are available in store at Welford Road. The Club Store in the Holland & Barrett Stand is open all day, with the second store in the Robin Hood Stand open and extra units inside the stadium open on matchdays.

The matchday programme costs just £3 and includes an interview with Harry Wells who was an ever-present in the Anglo-Welsh Cup run last season, plus our pick of social media from the last couple of weeks and all you need to know about the tournament.

Fan Radio sets – allowing supporters to listen to the referee microphone and/or TV commentary during home games – are available in the Club Shop, ticket office and around the ground. These sets now work at all Aviva Premiership grounds. If you have a Fan Radio from last season it will still work throughout 2017/18.

Official matchday bus services run by Centrebus are in operation on routes from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham. For full details, including timetable, click here.

Tigers will host the playing of the Last Post and a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off on Saturday as this is the closest home game to Remembrance Sunday. the team will wear poppy black armbands.

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collectors will be based around the stadium too.

Supporters can vote for the Spire Man of the Match using the Tigers app at Saturday’s game. Click here for more details – and don’t forget to download the app now or update to the latest version.

Half-time entertainment on Saturday includes two teams going head to head in The Ultimate Big Boot and there is also the TigersLotto draw where one fan can win the value of their season ticket. The under-10s teams involved in the Prima Tiger Cup will also be presented to the crowd.

Match tickets are on sale now at the Tigers ticket office. The ticket office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday every week. Book in person at the Club Store in the Highcross Shopping Centre or phone the ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or 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.

This game is included in Tigers season tickets.

The ticket office will remain open for an hour after Saturday’s game if you want to book for any home game in the first half of the season, or take advantage of a Big Match Bundle offer which includes admission to fixtures against Worcester, Munster, Saracens and the ‘A’ League derby with Northampton during November-December with prices from just £59 adults and £29 juniors covering all four games.

Half Season Tickets covering all games from January to the end of April are also available now and make a perfect gift.

The Tigers Club Store will also be open for an hour after Saturday’s game.

There is live music in Final Whistle after the game with resident band Rock Bottom.

If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page.

For any supporters unable to attend Saturday’s match but who want to forward their season ticket to friends or family for this fixture, The Hub is now active at hub.leicestertigers.com. For further details, click here. https://www.leicestertigers.com/tickets/season-tickets/forward-to-a-friend