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Matchday Guide | Tigers v Kenilworth

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Leicester Tigers Women’s Team are back in action on Sunday (February 26) against Kenilworth Women at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

The Championship North 1 match will see the clubs meet for the second time this season, after Tigers won 05-39 in the away fixture in December.

Our Matchday Guide includes all of the information you need to get the most out of the day…

  • Turnstiles open from 12.00pm
  • Activities in the Final Whistle bar area from 12.00pm


This game is included in all Tigers season tickets and half-season tickets. If you are a men’s season ticket holder, you also have access to all women’s home games for this season. Just show up with your season ticket card and you will be granted access to the stadium.

If you have any issues with your season ticket or a match ticket booking, call the ticket office ahead of matchday on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).

Match tickets are still available. Book online here or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or visit the ticket units ahead of kick-off on Sunday.

A reminder that seating is not allocated so please arrive early to secure your seat if you have a particular area you would like to sit.

Stadium entry

Turnstiles open at 12.00pm ahead of the 1.00pm kick-off at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

Allow sufficient time to travel to the game and check your ticket to locate the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry to the stadium. This match will only allow turnstile entry through gates 1 - 4. Have your season ticket card, match ticket, print-at-home ticket or ticket on your smartphone ready to allow the easiest possible access to the stadium. There will be a Ticket pod available on matchday for any questions or additional ticket purchases.

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.

Follow signage and instructions from stewards in the areas closest to the teams in the Breedon Stand and help us to safeguard the welfare of players, officials and supporters by reducing congestion in the tunnel area before and after the game.

Ahead of kick-off

The area within the Final Whistle bar is the perfect place to start your matchday with offerings for fans of all ages.

Young supporters can visit the Final Whistle for activities including the Tigers Kicking Challenge, test your reactions on our Batak Board, win a prize on Welford’s Wheel and we also be running a special Tigers Treasure Hunt, with clues scattered around the bar area.

The Club Shop in the Yodel Stand will open from 10AM till 3.30PM.

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


The Crumbie car park will be open to spectators but limited spaces are available. These will allocated on a first-come first-served basis and it will cost £6.

Other car parks nearby include the NCP at Bannatyne Health Club and the Odeon Luxe Cinema near Aylestone Road.  

Making payments

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

Bars and kiosks

The Final Whistle bar and all other kiosks and bars in the Yodel Stand are open from 12.00pm.

Stadium bars use recycled and recyclable plastic cups. There is no deposit paid or collected for cups, hopefully speeding service at the tills.

To help keep a clean stadium and increase our recycling, caterers Levy have generously agreed to give the Leicester Tigers Foundation a 10p donation for every used plastic cup placed in the MIXED RECYCLING bins around the stadium. This will raise a significant amount more than the previous arrangement as the Foundation will receive 10p for EVERY CUP YOU USE AND RECYCLE.


Look out for The Ultimate Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, which provides groups of supporters with a test of skill and nerve on the pitch.

Voting to find the Fans’ Favourite opens on The Tigers App at half-time with the winner announced at the end of the game on the big screen and app.


Supporters must keep off the pitch at all times.

The Final Whistle bar in the North Stand remain open at the end of the game. There we will be continuing our clubhouse-style post-match, including all the players from both sides coming together to eat and chat. We will be running a post-match Q&A with some of the Tigers players and coaching staff as well as rugby’s oldest tradition, a pint-race between the forward and back of the match for both sides.

Can't make the game?

Sunday’s match can be followed via the Leicester Tigers Women’s Twitter account, where you can see live match updates and all the tries as they’re touched down.

Get your tickets for Sunday's fixture - as well as the final fixture for the side at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday, March 18 (3.00pm) against Bishop Auckland - via the link below.

Men's Season Ticket Holders can watch the Women's team for free. Simply show your Season Ticket upon arrival and you will be granted admission to Mattioli Woods Welford Road.