Leicester Tigers kick off a new decade with the visit of Bristol Bears to Welford Road in Round 8 of the Gallagher Premiership this Saturday, January 4 (1.00pm).
This Saturday will see Tigers and Leicester City both playing home fixtures at Welford Road and the King Power Stadium respectively. Leicester City will kick off at 5.30pm following the 1.00pm kick-off at Welford Road. Match tickets are available by clicking here.
In order to help rugby fans looking to travel to and from the game, we’ve pulled together an update for fans on the available travels links and timings in line with the 1.00pm kick off.
Looking for matchday parking?
Parking IS NOT available at Leicester Tigers on match days and due to the fixture clash, parking is not available at the King Power Stadium.
Anyone who has purchased a car parking pass will have already received communication from the Tigers ticket office with details of parking available to them at Car Park E (25 Raw Dykes Road, LE2 7JU). If you have purchased a car parking pass and not received details, please contact the 0116 319 8888 (option 2).
Complimentary shuttle bus will still be running and stopping outside the King Power Stadium, travelling to Welford Road from 2 hours before the match regularly until kick-off.
There is also a free return shuttle leaving from 'Bus Stop 3' outside Nelson Mandela Park travelling back to the King Power Stadium running regularly for two hours after the final whistle.
Park and Ride
For some, it may be easier to park outside of the city centre for some. There is now a new Enderby Park and Ride stop opposite the Leicester Royal Infirmary just off Aylestone Road! Park and the Ride runs every 15 minutes from 7am until 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Click here for more information.
Matchday buses from Market Harborough, Oakham and Market Bosworth
Details of bus routes and inbound timings are as below. Price for a return journey costs £10 and £9 for concessions and tickets can be bought on the day depending on availability.
Market Harborough to Welford Road (T1 service)
Market Harborough to Tigers: Market Harborough (The Square) 11:30pm, Kibworth (Church Road, opposite Coach & Horses) 11:45pm, Fleckney (High Street, opposite The Old Crown) 11:55pm, Great Glen (Greyhound Pub) 12:00pm, Oadby (Tennis Club bus stop) 12:15pm, Welford Road 12:30pm
Oakham to Welford Road (T2 service)
Oakham to Tigers: Oakham Northgate (opposite The Wheatsheaf) 11:20pm, Preston (Kingfisher) 11:28pm, Uppingham (North Street East bus stop) 11:40pm, Tugby (Crossroads bus stop) 11:50pm, Houghton on the Hill (Rose & Crown) 12:00pm, Bushby (Bus stop at 913 Uppingham Road) 12:03pm, Leicester (St Joseph’s Church, Uppingham Road) 12:06pm, Leicester (Merlyn Vaz Centre, Uppingham Road) 12:15pm, Welford Road 12:30pm
Market Bosworth to Welford Road (T3 service)
Market Bosworth to Tigers: Market Bosworth (The Square) 11:37pm, Newbold Verdon (Opposite The Old White Swan) 11:46pm, Desford (The Bluebell) 11:52pm, Desford Crossroads (Opposite The White Horse) 11:57pm, Leicester Forest East (The Red Cow) 12:03pm, Westcotes (King Richard’s Road) 12:15pm, Welford Road 12:30pm
Travel by train
To avoid disruption in parking and bus times, Leicester Train Station on London Road is a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Upon arrival turn right out of the station, cross the road, turn left on to Waterloo Way, continue to the top of the hill onto Tigers Way and Welford Road is directly in front.
For train times and information, please visit eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Allow for extra time
With both football and rugby fans heading for the south of the city, City Highways Director Martin Fletcher is advising motorists to plan their journeys before setting off.
He said: “With the Tigers and Leicester City both playing at home, and with the January sales in full swing, we’re expecting high volumes of traffic on the road network and high demand for parking spaces.
“My advice would be to plan ahead and allow extra time to get to your destination – whether that’s Welford Road, the King Power stadium or the city centre’s shops.”
If you have any questions about getting to Welford Road for this Saturday’s match, get in touch with the Tigers ticket office today on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).