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Matchday guide | Tigers versus Gloucester

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Mattioli Woods Welford Road hosts a rugby double on Saturday with Leicester Tigers against Gloucester Rugby followed by big-screen live coverage of England against Wales.

Our Matchday Guide below contains everything you need to know about your day at the stadium.

Kick-off in the Tigers match is at 3.00pm and there will be full live coverage of the Six Nations in Final Whistle and corporate hospitality areas from 4.45pm.

Team announcements from both sides are at noon on Friday and there will be build-up to the game on the club website, app and social media, plus match preview on Saturday morning and full reaction after the game including LTTV interviews.

Please have your season ticket card, match ticket, print-at-home ticket or your smartphone ready before you reach the turnstile to allow easiest possible access to the stadium.

Wellbeing and Safety

There is now no stipulation to complete a health declaration or lateral flow test to secure stadium access but, assist with the safety and wellbeing of all visitors, supporters are requested to wear a face-covering in indoor areas and congested areas around other people, and to follow directions of signage and stewards regarding entry and exit.

Take extra care over hygiene and sanitisation, and if a ball is kicked to you in the warm-up or in the game, please 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.

Stadium entry


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.

Stadium turnstiles are open from 1.15pm in the North Stand and 1.30pm in other areas.

Please follow signage and instructions from stewards in the area closest to players of both teams in the Breedon Stand and help us to safeguard the health of players, officials and supporters by reducing congestion the tunnel area before or after the game.

Match tickets

Tickets are still available to book for Saturday. Book by phone on 0116 319 8888 (option 2), online or visit the ticket units around the outside of the stadium on matchday.

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.

Parking spaces at Freeman’s Common are pre-book in advance only.

There is no matchday availability at the King Power Stadium.

Making payments

The stadium runs cashless payments only, including shops, bars, kiosks and programme booths.

Bars and kiosks

Final Whistle is open for any early arrivals, while all other kiosks and bars open from 1.30pm.

Returnable cups are used at all bars. Supporters can claim a £1 deposit back when cups are returned. Only 10 cups can be refunded by one person and persons over the age of 18 may redeem the cup. Proof of ID may be required.

Tigers and club partner Westons Cider have teamed up to offer fans the chance to win prizes with a matchday scratchcard giveaway when you buy Stowford Press Cider or Mixed Berries.


Club Shop

The main Club Shop in the Beehive Money Stand is open from 9.00am on matchday.

The second shop in the North Stand is also open on matchday and there are shop booths throughout the stadium for matchday essentials including the 100-page matchday programme.

Season ticket holders receive a discount on shop purchases. Supporters can use any Credit on their Tigers account to spend on shop purchases.

The 100-page matchday programme includes a full guide to visitors Gloucester and the Gallagher Premiership, all the facts and stats behind the team, a picture special featuring the Tigers backline, and news and views from the club. Pick up a copy from club shops or the matchday essential booths around the stadium, price £3.


Guard of Honour groups and Flag Wavers from local rugby clubs will play their part in the build-up to kick-off on the pitch.

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.

Young fans can also look out for the new Fox’s Supporters’ Bingo activity to play during the afternoon.


Ultimate Big Boot

The Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, allows groups of supporters to test their skills and their nerve on the pitch at half-time. There is a bumper double in prospect this weekend with four teams taking part. Give them plenty of encouragement from the stands!

Two more supporters will try to win in a Papa Johns pizza challenge.

Also at half-time we'll also be joined by England international Ellie Kildunne who will help us look forward to the Red Roses international between England and Ireland in the Women's Six Nations at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday, April 24.

From half-time, supporters can use the app to vote for a Fans’ Favourite.


Supporters must keep off the pitch.

Your support is appreciated and the players will acknowledge the crowd from the pitch at full-time. They are unable, though, join supporters on the touchlines.

Please do not wait and gather at the front of the stands as we aim to reduce congestion and close contact in those areas.

The Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand will also remain open at the end of the game.

There is more rugby action on the pitch during our Prima Tiger Cup Celebration, with under-10s teams from clubs across the region following in the footsteps of rugby legends on the Tigers pitch.

Six Nations

England Six Nations

England versus Wales kicks off at 4.45pm and will be shown live on a big screen in Final Whistle where the bars will remain open.

This service will also operate at our next home game on Saturday, March 12 when England action follows the Tigers fixture against London Irish.

If you are unable to attend

Saturday’s game is not being covered live by BT Sport, but there is live coverage with PRTV

Or follow updates using with the Matchday Live service on the club app and website, or via the club’s social media.