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Midweek matchday guide | All you need to know

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There is midweek rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road as Leicester Tigers face London Irish in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

Our Matchday Guide below contains everything you need to know about your evening at the stadium.

Team announcements from both sides are at noon on Monday and there will be build-up to the game on the club website, app and social media, plus match preview on Tuesday morning and full reaction after the game including LTTV interviews.


This game is included in all season tickets, including Half Season Tickets.

All junior season tickets - including those as part of Family Tickets - are automatically upgraded to adults for this evening fixture to allow supporters to invite other friends or family if kick-off is too late for younger members. 

Match tickets for all other supporters are still available. Book by phone on 0116 319 8888 (option 2), online or visit the ticket units around the outside of the stadium on matchday.

Travel and Parking

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

Places must be booked before matchday. Click here for details.

Parking spaces at Freeman’s Common are pre-book in advance only.

Stadium entry

Check on your ticket that you are at the correct turnstile before trying to gain entry and please 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.

Stadium turnstiles are open from 6.15pm.

Please follow signage and instructions from stewards in the area closest to players of both teams in the Breedon Stand and help us to safeguard the health of players, officials and supporters by reducing congestion the tunnel area before or after the game.

Wellbeing and Safety

Take extra care over hygiene and sanitisation, and if a ball is kicked to you in the 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.

To help preserve the safety and wellbeing of all stadium visitors, supporters are requested to wear a face-covering in indoor areas and congested areas around other people, and to follow directions of signage and stewards regarding entry and exit.

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 any early arrivals. All other kiosks and bars open from 6.15pm.

Returnable cups are used at all bars. Supporters can claim a £1 deposit back when cups are returned. Only 10 cups can be refunded by one person and persons over the age of 18 may redeem the cup. Proof of ID may be required.

Club partner Westons Cider offer fans the chance to win prizes with a matchday scratchcard giveaway when you buy Stowford Press Cider or Mixed Berries.


The main Club Shop in the Beehive Money Stand is open from 9.00am on matchday.

The second shop in the North Stand is also open on matchday and there are shop booths throughout the stadium for matchday essentials including the matchday programme.

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

This week’s matchday programme includes a full guide to the Premiership Rugby Cup and to visitors London Irish, all the facts and stats behind the team, and news and views from the club. Pick up a copy from club shops or the matchday essential booths, price £3.


Guard of Honour groups and Flag Wavers will play their part in the build-up to kick-off on the pitch.

One group of supporters will watch 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.

Young fans can also look out for the Fox’s Supporters’ Bingo activity to play.


The Big Boot, sponsored by De Montfort University, allows groups of supporters to test their skills and their nerve on the pitch at half-time. Give them plenty of encouragement from the stands!

Two supporters will also have a chance to win in the Papa Johns Pizza game.

From half-time, supporters can use the app to vote for a Fans’ Favourite.


Your support is appreciated and the players will acknowledge the crowd from the pitch at full-time. They are unable, though, join supporters on the touchlines.

Supporters must keep off the pitch.

Please do not wait and gather at the front of the stands as we aim to reduce congestion and close contact in those areas.

Final Whistle in the North Stand and the The Droglites bar in the Mattioli Woods Stand will remain open at the end of the game.

You can support for the Leicester Tigers Foundation and its work in the community by depositing your returnable cups in the new branded receptacles around the stadium before you go home. For every returned cup, the Foundation will receive a £1 donation.

If you are unable to attend

This game is not being covered live by BT Sport or by PRTV.

You can you can follow updates wherever you are with the Matchday Live service on the club app and website, or via the club’s social media.