Leicester Tigers are back on home territory on Saturday when Saracens are the visitors. Our matchday guide contains everything you need to know about your day at the stadium.
As everyone returns to their matchday routines after lockdown, and with changes to car-parking, stadium entry points and regulations around Covid-19, supporters should allow extra time to travel and find their places ahead of kick-off.
Admission to all 12 home games in the Gallagher Premiership and pool-stage fixtures in the Heineken Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby Cup is included in season tickets.
Season ticket holders from 2020/21 have had payments transferred to this season and all home games have been loaded on to existing cards.
Only supporters who have changed seats or category and new season ticket holders are issued with new cards.
The majority of these cards have been distributed but, if you have not yet received yours, check your email inbox (it is worth checking junk mail or spam folders too) for an update from the Tigers ticket office. If you are still waiting for a card, your match tickets can be supplied via email for this game to print at home or show your smartphone at the turnstiles to gain entry if you contact the ticket office NOW.
There are ticket units located in three points around the stadium for sales and assistance. These units are on Welford Road at the back of the Mattioli Woods Stand, at the back of the Beehive Money Stand next to Aylestone Walk/Crumbie Car Park and on the plaza outside the North Stand between the shop and main reception.
You can also phone the ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book tickets online at any time. Tickets will be available to purchase on matchday.
The previous ticket office at the Aylestone Road end will now operate as a ticket point only on non-matchdays.
Wellbeing and Safety
In returning to the stadium, please think of the wellbeing and safety of yourself and those around you, while helping us all to minimise risks from the pandemic.
Take extra care over hygiene and sanitisation, consider wearing a facemask in areas around other people, and follow directions of signage and stewards regarding entry and exit. You may not be able to enter at your normal turnstile.
There are some restrictions around movement in the Breedon Stand due to the Red Zone and information has been emailed to ticket holders in that area. It is important that you enter/exit at the correct points because you may not be able to cross the Red Zone.
Please note that supporters must not gather close to the players and officials in the tunnel area before or after the game.
The ABC and Crumbie Bars in the Breedon Stand have now re-opened to the public. There are also bars, hot/cold drinks, food outlets and toilets available at each end of the Breedon Stand.
If a ball is kicked to you in the team 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 first.
We ask you to arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion.
Turnstiles, bars and kiosks open at 1.30pm.
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 be patient with staff in bars and kiosks, many of whom will be new to their roles after the restrictions on crowds and capacity over the last 18 months.
The stadium runs cashless payments only in bars, kiosks, programme booths and shops.
Please plan your route and find your correct turnstile in good time ahead of kick-off, especially if you are in different seats for this game or if you are located in the Breedon Stand where some changes are in place.
Car-parking spaces at Freeman’s Common and at British Gas on Aylestone Road must be booked in advance at a cost of £8. There is no on-the-day payment available. Please note there is no matchday availability at the King Power Stadium. Click here for more details.
Matchday bus services are in operation from Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham. Places must be booked in advance, with all fares £4 return. Click here for details.
The Club Shops in the North Stand and Aylestone Road end are open all day from 9.00am and for an hour after the final whistle. Replica kit has been re-stocked alongside a range of training kit, leisurewear and souvenirs.
Season ticket holders receive a discount on shop purchases.
Supporters can use any Credit on their Tigers account to spend on shop purchases.
Ahead of kick-off
The 100-page printed matchday programme is available from kiosks around the stadium and inside the club shops, price £3 (cashless payment only).
This week’s edition includes a celebration of the Tigers Family’s return to Mattioli Woods Welford Road, a welcome to some new members of the squad, a full guide to the weekend’s Premiership Rugby action and all the facts and stats including an anniversary for one favourite part of the stadium.
Supporters can use the app to vote for a Fans’ Favourite and to send photos and messages to the stadium’s big screens courtesy of club partners Yodel. Open the Leicester Tigers app, click ‘Send A Photo’ and select ‘Big Screen’ option.
There is build-up to the game on the club website, app and social media, with team announcements at noon on Friday and full reaction afterwards.
This Saturday provides the perfect opportunity to support club mascot Welford ahead of Sunday’s London Marathon.
Welford is running the marathon and hoping to raise a significant sum from donations and sponsorship to fund the Leicester Tigers Foundation’s work in the disabled community and with the Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team.
We need your help to reach the Foundation target. There is more information on how to donate on the club website, in the matchday programme and around the stadium. Look out for a special message, too, on the big screens.
Stewards will direct you to the appropriate exit at full-time.
Your support is always appreciated and the players will acknowledge the crowd from the pitch at full-time. They are, however, unable to join supporters on the touchline.
Please do not wait or gather at the front of the stands as we aim to reduce congestion and close contact in those areas.
The Final Whistle and Droglites bars will remain open at the end of the game.
Resident band Rock Bottom will provide the entertainment in Final Whistle.
If you are unable to attend the game, the Matchday Live service on the club app and website is in operation at every game home and away. There are also updates on the club’s social media.
Saturday’s game is listed for live coverage on BT Sport 3HD.
We look forward to welcoming you to Mattioli Woods Welford Road – see you on Saturday