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Matchday guide | What you need to know

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Mattioli Woods Welford Road hosts European knockout rugby on Saturday (5.30pm) as Leicester Tigers face French visitors ASM Clermont Auvergne. Our Matchday Guide below contains everything you need to know about the day.

Tigers host Clermont in the second leg of a new-look Round of 16 tie in the Heineken Champions Cup, with the winners on aggregate scores going through to the tournament quarter-finals next month.

If aggregate scores are level at the end of a second-leg fixture, a period of extra time will be played (2 x 10 minutes).

If, at the end of extra time the scores are still level, then the winners will be team which has scored the most tries in both legs (including extra time).

If the teams are level on points and tries at the end of extra time, then the winners will be determined by a place-kick competition featuring three nominated players from each team.

Team announcements 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.

Team announcements 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.

Wellbeing and Safety

To help preserve the safety and wellbeing of all stadium 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.

Tickets and Stadium entry


This fixture has been loaded on to all season ticket cards at no extra cost following the cancellation of the Bordeaux game earlier this season. Use your normal season ticket card at the turnstiles to gain entry.

Match tickets from the Bordeaux game also remain valid.

Tickets are also still on general sale, though the Terrace has already sold out.

Book by phone on 0116 319 8888 (option 2), online or visit the ticket units around the outside of the stadium on matchday.

If you have any issues with your ticket booking, please contact the ticket office ahead of the game by calling 0116 319 8888 (option 2).

Check that you are at the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry and please 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.

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.

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.

Opening time

Stadium turnstiles are open from 3.45pm in the North Stand and 4.00pm in other areas.

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. 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 this season.

Making payments

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

Bars and kiosks

Final Whistle bar

Final Whistle in the North Stand is open for any early arrivals. All other kiosks and bars open from 4.00pm.

Returnable cups are used at all bars. Supporters can claim back their £1 deposit 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.

Or you can support the Leicester Tigers Foundation by donating your cup in special collection tubes around the stadium, with £1 going towards the Foundation’s work in the community for every cup.


The main Club Shop in the Beehive Money Stand is open all day.

The second shop in the North Stand is also open on matchdays and there are shop booths around 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.

Find out how to earn an Easter reward in our Easter Egg hunt in-store.

Match programme

This week’s 100-page matchday programme includes a special anniversary in the history of the Tigers and a spotlight on a club favourite who returns as part of the coaching staff with England in the Women’s Six Nations next weekend. There is also a full guide to the visitors and to the Heineken Champions Cup, all the facts and stats behind the team, and news and views from the club. Pick up a copy from club shops or the new matchday essential booths around the stadium, price £3.


Guard of Honour

There is a European Rugby show of support for the people of Ukraine ahead of kick-off in the Champions Cup while Tigers will also pay tribute to former player Arthur Hazlerigg and former Chief Constable of Leicestershire, Simon Cole, with a moment’s applause with the teams on the pitch.

Groups from local rugby clubs form our Guard of Honour and Flag Shaker teams to play their part on the pitch in the build-up to kick-off.

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.


The Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, provides a test of skill and nerve on the pitch and two supporters will also have a chance to win in the STIHL Blower game.


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.

Supporters must keep off the pitch.

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

Resident band Rock Bottom return in Final Whistle, and the Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand will also remain open at the end of the game.

If you are unable to attend

Saturday’s game is live on BT Sport, or you can follow updates using with the Matchday Live service on the club app and website, or via the club’s social media.