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#MeetTheFamily: Stories from the South Stand

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As Leicester Tigers celebrate 125 years of rugby at Welford Road, one of the stadium’s most iconic structures is the South Stand, which has stood since the 1920s.

So we sent out our #MeetTheFamily team to chat to fans who sit on the famous benches or stand on the terrace to hear their stories from the South Stand. 

We met the Mcerlean sisters Megan and Maired, and their mum Sue from Leicester.

Maired said: “We’re new season ticket holders for this season but have been coming down for years. Megan is now a half-season ticket holder so it’s a really fun day out for us.

One thing I love about the South Stand is before kick-off when everyone is stamping their feet to the music before the players come out. It’s such a buzz!”

Sue added: “I was a season ticket holder back when I was 13 or 14 but life took over so it’s been great to be back as a season ticket holder again and have our own seats. 

“I remember my first game down here – it was Rory and Tony Underwood on the wings with Dusty Hare at full-back.

“There’s such a buzz before games as everyone comes early on to the standing terrace and we sometimes pop down to watch the players warm-up.” 

When asked about any funny moments, Maired said: “One thing I always remember is at a game a while back everyone was leaving the South Stand after the game had finished and one man tripped over the bench as he walked down and rather than save himself, he saved his beer to a big applause from the fans!”

Keep an eye out for more of our ‘Stories from the South Stand’ or get involved by sharing your stories via Facebook, tweet @LeicesterTigers using #MeetTheFamily or email your story and photos to [email protected]