Leicester Tigers will host defending league champions Saracens in the opening home game of the new Gallagher Premiership season following a trip to Worcester Warriors in Round 1 in October.
The fixture programme for the new season has been revealed by Premiership Rugby this morning, including confirmed TV broadcast dates and times for the opening eight rounds up to New Year.
With the start of the league season delayed by the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Tigers kick off against the Warriors at Sixways on Saturday, October 19 (3.00pm) and then host Saracens in the first home game of the campaign on Sunday, October 27 (3.00pm).
Gloucester Rugby then visit Tigers in the second of back-to-back fixtures at Welford Road and Tigers also go to newly-promoted London Irish before the first rounds of European competition in mid-November.
The opening phase of the league campaign also features trips to Northampton Saints and to face Harlequins at the national stadium, plus a home game against Exeter Chiefs at Christmas and a visit from Bristol Bears in the opening fixture of the New Year.
The first half of the season concludes with league games at home to Wasps and away to Sale Sharks, while the second half includes home games against Bath and Saints before Harlequins visit Welford Road in the final round of the regular programme on the weekend of June 6/7.
After the late start to the season, the knockout stages start in mid-June, with the Gallagher Premiership Final at Twickenham on June 20, 2020.
Match tickets for the opening four home matches of the season will go on sale to season ticket holders and members requiring extra tickets for friends and family from 9.00am on Friday, August 2 before being released for general sales a week later.
Tigers season tickets are available now, including entry to all home fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership plus pool stages of the Premiership Rugby Cup and European Challenge Cup as well as a range of other benefits.
Pool fixtures in the Premiership Rugby Cup, which starts on September 21 and occupies the first four weeks of the campaign, are due to be announced next week with each club having two games at home and two away. The knockout rounds will be played in February/March.
News on fixtures in the European Challenge Cup, where Tigers have been drawn in a pool with Cardiff Blues, Pau and Calvisano Rugby, will be released next month.
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