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Matchday Guide | Leicester Tigers v Bristol Bears

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Leicester Tigers host Bristol Bears at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday, March 25 in Round 21 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.

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

  • Activities on the plaza area from 10.30am
  • Turnstiles open from 11.00am
  • Matchday bus service is in operation


This game is included in all Tigers season tickets and half-season tickets.

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 or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or visit the ticket units on matchday – please allow time to find your turnstile and place in the stadium ahead of kick-off.

Season Tickets for the 2023/24 campaign are now on sale. Supporters who are yet to renew or looking to purchase their first season ticket can do so from Ticket Booths around the ground or online HERE.

Stadium entry

Turnstiles open at 11.00am ahead of the 12.30pm 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. 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.

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 between Mattioli Woods Welford Road and Hotel Brooklyn is the perfect place to start your matchday with independent food and drink outlets on offer on the plaza.

Club partner Maserati will be on the plaza for supporters to get to know them, plus Tigers Treats in support of The Leicester Tigers Foundation.

One group of supporters will watch the game 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.

The Club Shop in the Beehive Money Stand is open all day. The Club Shop in the North Stand is also open on matchdays and there are Matchday Essentials booths around the stadium.

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

Travel and Parking

Tigers matchday bus services are in operation on routes from Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Oakham.

Making payments

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

Bars and kiosks

Final Whistle in the North Stand is open for early arrivals from 10.30am, as well as all outlets on the plaza.

All other kiosks and bars open with the turnstiles from 11.30am.

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

Reusable pint cups have been reintroduced to matchdays at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

The club reintroduced reusable cups following feedback from Leicester Tigers supporters and, in collaboration with Levy, the club's catering partner, are committed to working towards more sustainable matchdays.

Additionally, for every cup returned 10p will be donated to the Leicester Tigers Foundation and their important work throughout the community. Find out more HERE.

Match Programme

Look out for something special from the matchday programme this season, with a collectors’ ‘heritage’ design for every game and a look back through the pages of Tigers tales from previous years.

Pick up your copy – price £4 – at a Matchday Essentials booth around the stadium or The Club Shop units.

For young supporters

The Junior Tigers Club opens at 10.30am and includes a visit from members of the playing squad.

With its own activities, games - including the Batak Rapid Reaction Challenge - and entertainment, the JTC are is located in Final Whistle and membership is free to supporters aged 5-12. 

Youngsters can also get in the matchday spirit and show their colours by visiting the face painter ahead of the game.

Sign up the youngster in your family now, and come and see what’s on this matchday.

Wristbands are now available for children to wear at Tigers home games as part of a new safeguarding initiative. Supporting the club’s Lost Child practices, stewards will be able to provide wristbands for you to add contact details and seat number in the unlikely event of a child being lost. 


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.

During the break, supporters can also enjoy the return of The STIHL Blower Race for the first time this season. To enter, CLICK HERE.

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 and the Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand remain open at the end of the game.

There is live music from Rock Bottom in Final Whistle, while the food and drink outlets on the plaza will also remain open.

Can't make the game?

Saturday's match is LIVE on PRTV or, for those unable to tune in on TV, can be followed via the Tigers App on Matchday LIVE.