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#MeetTheFamily: Stories from the South Stand

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As part of our #MeetTheFamily campaign, we caught up with fans in the club’s most historic stand when Leicester Tigers hosted Racing 92 earlier this month. 

Why do fans love standing or enjoy taking their place in the South Stand’s benches which have stood for nearly 90 years?

Meet Glen and Jack Radford from Knighton, Debbie and Phil Barston, and Chris and Theresa Wynn from Sileby who all stand at the front of the terrace.

Phil told us: “We’ve been season ticket holders for the last four seasons and the excitement on the terrace before every game is something else.” 

Being this close to the game, you see all the big hits, you hear the thuds and you see the little battles that go on so it’s a great way to watch rugby.”

Debbie Barston, Tigers season ticket holder

Glen added: “I started coming down when I was seven or eight years old but I haven’t been able to for the last few due to other commitments so it’s great to be back.”

Talking about his first-ever game at Welford Road, Chris recalled: “From my memory, it was a Barbarians fixture in 1974 and we lost on the day. I think I was even stood in the same spot on the 22 here. And back then in most games you could follow the ball up and down the pitch because there was a little more space to move!”

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]