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Matchday guide | What you need to know

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Leicester Tigers host Worcester Warriors on Saturday in the first half of a rugby double bill at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, with Scotland versus England on a big screen in the bar afterwards.

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

Kick-off between Tigers and Warriors is at 3.00pm and there will be full live coverage of Scotland versus England in the opening weekend of the Six Nations in Final Whistle from 4.45pm.

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

Following the Government’s announcement to stand down Plan B protocols in relation to Covid, there is no stipulation to complete a health declaration or lateral flow test to secure stadium access.

To assist with the safety and wellbeing of all stadium visitors, supporters should consider 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.

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.

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

Beat the queues for shopping car parks by using the Tigers matchday bus services on routes from Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham.

Places must be booked before matchday. Click here for details.

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.

Final Whistle

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.


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.

This week’s 100-page matchday programme includes more photos from the #TigersFamily at home and away, an interview with Matt Scott, full guide to visitors Worcester Warriors and the Gallagher Premiership season so far, and all the facts and stats behind the team. Pick up a copy from shops or shop booths, price £3.

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.

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.

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.

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. Give them plenty of encouragement from the stands!

Two more supporters will try to win some garden equipment in the STIHL Blower Challenge.

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


Supporters must keep off the pitch.

Scotland versus England 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 for games on February 26 and March 12 when England action follows the Tigers’ fixtures against Gloucester and London Irish.

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

Resident band Rock Bottom will return for next Friday’s meeting with Northampton Saints to provide post-match live music in line with changes to Covid protocols.

If you are unable to attend

Saturday’s game is not being covered live by BT Sport, but you can follow updates using with the Matchday Live service on the club app and website, or via the club’s social media.

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.