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Matchday guide: Tigers versus Saints

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Welford Road hosts its final Aviva Premiership fixture of the season on Saturday when Leicester Tigers face Northampton Saints. Kick-off is at 3.30pm.If you have pre-ordered any tickets, these will be available at The Maul outside the MET-Rx Stand on matchday and not at the ticket office.   Resident band Rock Bottom will be supplying the music on the plaza area in the build-up to the big kick-off and they’ll be back on stage in Final Whistle after the game.   The plaza will also house the Tigers Speed Pass Challenge, and the Junior Tigers Club area of Final Whistle is open from 1.30pm with activities for young supporters. JTC membership is free and you can sign up at Welford Road or on the club website.   Turnstiles, and all food and refreshments outlets in the stadium open from 1.30pm and there is also a sweets stall on the plaza.   The Matt Hampson Foundation, one of the club’s official charities, will hold a matchday collection, with wristbands and paper scrumcaps available, and they’re using T-shirt cannons to fire merchandise into the crowd.   If this is your first Tigers matchday – or you are bringing someone new – there is a chance to win a great prize too. As part of the ‘My First Matchday’ you can sign up a first-time visitor by clicking here. Or speak to a Games Keeper at the stadium and you will go into a prize draw to win a bag of Tigers goodies.   First-time visitors can also pick up a My First Matchday certificate signed by club captain Ed Slater from Games Keepers who form part of the customer services team.   The Tigers Club Store is open all day with special offers on kit, leisurewear and souvenirs. There is a pop-up shop on the plaza and merchandise units inside the MET-Rx Stand after the turnstiles have opened.   This week’s 100-page matchday programme includes an interview with Matt Hampson on his love of rugby and his hopes for the Get Busy Living centre, plus Heroes & Villains with Brad Thorn, and all the news and views from inside Welford Road. The programme is on sale throughout the stadium, price £3.   Arriva’s special matchday bus services are in operation on five routes, from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Nuneaton, and there is also a minibus service from Coalville. Click here for pick-up points, timetable and fare details.   A park and ride service based at Saffron Lane is also open for Saturday’s game. Parking is £6 at Saffron Lane sports centre, with free shuttle bus to and from the stadium. For more details, click this link.   Please make your way to your seats in the stadium or places on the terrace in good time ahead of the 3.30pm kick-off as we are taking a panoramic photo which will feature in artwork on the club’s roadshow vehicle this summer.   Supporters should also be aware that a minute’ silence will be staged ahead of kick-off in memory of former club captain and England coach John Elders who died last week.   The Tigers ticket office has had a small number of returned tickets which are now on general sale. The office is open to callers at Tigers reception 8.30am-5pm weekdays and from 9am on Saturday. Call in or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or book online any time by clicking here.   If you want to stay behind after Saturday’s game, you can enjoy live music with our resident band Rock Bottom in Final Whistle.   We look forward to seeing you!