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Tigers v Saracens | Travel advice for supporters

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Leicester Tigers have released travel information for supporters visiting Welford Road this Sunday, October 27 for the Round 2 Gallagher Premiership fixture against Saracens (3.00pm).

Car Parking

Fans who require car parking will only be able to park at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) multi-story car park. 

Parking at the nearby King Power stadium is not available this weekend, due to opening of a memorial garden at the stadium in memory of former Leicester City chairman Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the four others who lost their lives in last year’s helicopter crash. 

Supporters who have purchased seasonal car parking have been re-allocated a space at the Granby Halls NCP. 

The only way to book a car parking space for this fixture is by contacting the ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) and will only be on sale until midday on Friday, October 25.

Matchday Buses

The club will be continuing to run its trial service for games against Saracens this Sunday, Gloucester on November 2 and Pau on November 16.

The T1 service from Market Harborough, T2 from Oakham and T4 from Market Bosworth will be operated by Orbit coaches. All are scheduled to arrive at Welford Road half an hour before kick-off and depart half an hour after the final whistle at 5.30pm approx.

Bus timetable for 3.00pm kick-offs:

T1 service - Market Harborough to Tigers: Market Harborough (The Square) 1:30pm, Kibworth (Church Road, opposite Coach & Horses) 1:45pm, Fleckney (High Street, opposite Old Crown) 1:55pm, Great Glen (Greyhound Pub) 2:00pm, Oadby (Tennis Club bus stop) 2:15pm, Welford Road 2:30pm

T2 service - Oakham to Tigers: Oakham Northgate (opposite Wheatsheaf) 1:20pm, Preston (Kingfisher) 1:28pm, Uppingham (North Street East bus stop) 1:40pm, Tugby (Crossroads bus stop) 1:50pm, Houghton on the Hill (Rose & Crown) 2:00pm, Bushby (Bus stop at 913 Uppingham Road) 2:03pm, Leicester (St Joseph’s Church, Uppingham Road) 2:06pm, Leicester (Merlyn Vaz Centre, Uppingham Road) 2:15pm, Welford Road 2:30pm

T4 service - Market Bosworth to Tigers: Market Bosworth (The Square) 1:37pm, Newbold Verdon (opposite Old White Swan) 1:46pm, Desford (Bluebell) 1:52pm, Desford Crossroads (opposite White Horse) 1:57pm, Leicester Forest East (Red Cow) 2:03pm, Westcotes (King Richard’s Road) 2:15pm, Welford Road 2:30pm

Places must be pre-booked on the Tigers website or with the ticket office with a special rate for all three matches. 

Diwali celebrations

Celebrations for Diwali are also scheduled in the city centre on Sunday, October 27.

Belgrave Road will be closed to all traffic between Belgrave Circle and Garfield Street from 10am, with the rest of Belgrave Road due to close completely from 5pm until about 9.30pm when the festivities have ended.

Rothley Street, Rendall Road and Cossington Street will also close to general traffic from 10am until 2.30pm to allow stallholders to get into position, and will be closed to all traffic after 2.30pm. 

Fans are advised to check any road closures or routes to Welford Road stadium that may be affected.

Match tickets are available and can be purchased online at the link below or by contacting the Tigers ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).