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Matchday guide: Tigers versus Harlequins

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Welford Road will welcome the biggest crowd of the season so far when Leicester Tigers face Harlequins on Sunday. Here is our guide to getting the most out of your day.

Aviva Premiership Rugby returns to Welford Road on Sunday when Tigers host Harlequins in Round 8, with just two points separating the two teams in the league table.
Team news from both camps is announced at noon on Friday. Look out for updates on the Tigers club website and social media channels.
Sunday is Scouts Day at Welford Road with more than 1,000 local Scouts joining the Tigers crowd. The Scouts climbing wall will be open on the plaza ahead of the game and there will be more information available on opportunities with in Scouting.
Activities for young supporters are hosted by the Junior Tigers Club in the Holland & Barrett Stand from two hours before kick-off at each home game, including the 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.
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.
The Tigers club store is open from 9am on Sunday and turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off. Food kiosks and bars around the stadium are also open from 1.45pm, including the ABC Bar in the south stand which now serves Everards Tiger Cask Ale.
On your way into the game, we’d love to hear about your favourite rugby memories and stories. Whether you are a longstanding fan or a newcomer to the Tigers Family, we want to hear from you. Look out for our club photographer and reporter, and be prepared to share your favourite Tigers stories.
This week’s 100-page match programme includes a catch-up with Tom Brady, Pat Cilliers, Matt Toomua and Tomas Leonardi as they settle into new surroundings, and there is a new Tea-Break Interview feature with Sam Harrison and George Catchpole, plus all the news from the Tigers. Pick up your copy around the stadium, price £3.
The Fan Radio service is available with referee microphone on one channel and match commentary on the other. Units cost £15 for the whole season. Buy your set in the Club Store or shop kiosks around the stadium.
At half-time, we’ll have two teams going head to head in the Ultimate Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University. We will also reveal the name of the season’s first winner of the Lumbers Player of the Month award and the name of a season ticket winner in the TigersLotto.
Official matchday bus services run by Centrebus are in operation on four routes. Please note that the coach service from Nuneaton is no longer in operation, though there is space on the Bosworth service for supporters travelling from that direction. There is also a separate supporters’ bus available from Rugby and Lutterworth. For more information on Tigers travel, and this week’s timetable, please click here.
The Prima Tiger Cup provides added match action on Sunday, with under-10s teams following in the footsteps of legends on the Welford Road pitch. As these games will be played after the final whistle in the Tigers fixture, all supporters are asked to please stay off the pitch.
The ticket office and club store will be open for an hour after the match, and there will be live music with Rock Bottom in Final Whistle.
Tickets for home games against Northampton Saints on December 3, Munster on December 17 and Saracens on New Year’s Day are on general sale now and can be booked at the ticket office this weekend. Or treat yourself – or someone else as a gift this Christmas – with a Tigers Half Season Ticket to cover entry to the last seven games of the regular season with prices from £125 adults, £55 juniors.
Match tickets for Sunday are still available. The Welford Road ticket office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and from 9am this 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.
If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page.