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Matchday: Sizzling Saturday, Tigers v Sharks

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We have another big Welford Road matchday lined up this Saturday as Leicester Tigers host Sale Sharks in Round 16 of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season.This matchday is being billed as ‘Sizzling Saturday’ and includes a pre-match fire show and live music on the plaza pre-match from our resident matchday band Rock Bottom.   There will also be the usual pre-match events at the Junior Tigers Club in the MET-Rx Stand in the two hours before kick-off.   Tigers and Sharks are level on 43 points in the race for semi-final places and with competition so tight this season, every point is going to be precious.   Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets are available now. This game is not selected for any live TV coverage so the only place to see all of the action is at the home of the Tigers.   Book your place at the Tigers ticket office, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book online by clicking here.   Final Whistle, turnstiles, food kiosks and all bars open from 1pm.   The Junior Tigers Club area in Final Whistle is also open for two hours up to kick-off with activities for young supporters, including the opportunity to run out as a Tiger Cub or even matchday mascot. JTC membership is free and you can sign up at Welford Road or on the club website.   We’ll also have match action from teams of under-10s in the Prima Tiger Bowl and Shield ahead of the big-match action and after the final whistle.   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.   We are delighted that current and former members of the Armed Forces will share matchday with us and we will be joined by members of 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment who will have two Foxhound patrol vehicles on show on the plaza outside the MET-Rx Stand.   There is also an opportunity to enter a competition to win some great Tigers prizes with Leicester Volkswagen Van Centre as part of Parkway Volkswagen Group.   And there is a chance to win tickets to the Aviva Premiership Final in their Grab a Ticket competition on the plaza.   Visit the Club Store for 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 matchday programme includes an interview with Louis Deacon as he hangs up his boots after 15 years in the Tigers squad, plus Matt Hampson’s Heroes & Villains column with Marcos Ayerza, Junior Tigers Club pages and all the news and views from inside Welford Road. The 100-page 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.   After the match, resident band Rock Bottom will be with us in Final Whistle.   If you have pre-ordered any match tickets, please note that these will be at the Collection Point outside the MET-Rx Stand and not at the ticket office.   We look forward to seeing you!