The Rugby Groud Guide
The Benches in the Holland and Barrett stand





Stadium Name: Welford Road

Stadium Address:

Aylestone Road




Ground Information

Welford Road has hosted rugby matches since 1892, and even saw an international match as early as 1902 when England beat Ireland 6-3. The first game under lights was played in 1964, and the stadium has been continually developed and expanded until it is now the largest dedicated rugby club ground in the U.K. And there are plans to increase the current 24,000 capacity to 30,000.


The MET-Rx Stand

As part of Phase 1 of the Tigers Redevelopment Plan, the 90-year old Members Stand, which was re-named the Next Stand in its latter years, was demolished before the end of the 2008/09 season. With a total capacity of 10,000 it was originally called the Caterpillar Stand, but was re-named the MET-Rx stand in 2014


Holland & Barrett Stand

First built in 1918, the stand was named the Crumbie Stand after the club’s secretary Thomas Crumbie. The terraces were erected later; taking the capacity to about 7,000.In 2010 it was re-named the Holland & Barrett Stand. Stage 3 of the Tigers Redevelopment Plan would likely involve the demolition of this stand


Goldsmiths Stand

Originally the Alliance and Leicester Stand, the Goldsmiths Stand is an all-seater with a capacity of 6,000, and 16 executive suites


Caterpillar Stand

The original 100-year old clubhouse and temporary stand have been demolished and replaced by a new stand hold 3,100 fans, 62 disabled fans and increase the stadium’s capacity to 26,000.




Ticket Office:

Open: Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 5.00

Matchday : 9.00 – 1 hour after final whistle

Phone: 0844 856 1880 (option 2)

Fax: 116 2171 263



There is a saving (about £2/3 a ticket) in buying tickets in advance.


Disabled Facilities:

-Designated parking on site, subject to availability

-100 wheelchair bays, managed by match-day stewards, located in the GNC and, Goldsmiths Stands. Tickets purchased in these designated disabled areas will be provided with a complimentary carer’s ticket.

-Admittance for guide dogs on request

-Disabled toilet facilities throughout the stadium

-Dedicated seating for ambulant and visually impaired supporters

-Catering facilities available throughout the stadium

-Hearing loop available in all customer contact points

-For tickets contact 0844 856 1880 or email enquiries to



Last Updated July 2016



Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

The Goldsmiths Stand
Football and Rugby crowds (Tue, 06 Feb 2018)
  Why do you think a rugby crowd is so different from a football crowd? Even if it isn’t that different in demographics and profile, the spectator experience certainly is.   Basically, football fans are not trusted not to monster each other. So we’re all on CCTV in and around the ground, and the whole … Continue reading Football and Rugby crowds
>> Read more

Hats off to the Aussies…. (Tue, 23 Jan 2018)
  Yes, hats off to the Aussies….   Rugby, as evidenced by many a hidden vote in a transparent process, is fond of its decidedly old-school systems and hierarchy.   But if the appointment of Raelene Castle as the Australian Rugby Union’s new CEO was considered ground-braking, the ARU’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was … Continue reading Hats off to the Aussies….
>> Read more

Rugby must continue living on the brink if it is to move forward (Wed, 10 Jan 2018)
  Professional rugby union is operating on the brink, with spiralling player wages leading to smaller squads and everyone from World Rugby to Ross Moriarty being accused of greed as they look to maximise income. Sponsorship revenues continue to fall, and doubts persist over whether the next television deal will be worth the same as … Continue reading Rugby must continue living on the brink if it is to move forward
>> Read more

Watch Out – The Americans are coming! (Tue, 28 Nov 2017)
  A few weeks ago, Twickenham opened its doors to American Football by hosting the NFL “international series” game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Cleveland Browns. It was the fourth NFL game played in London this autumn, with the matches split between the home of English Rugby Union and Wembley. The RFU was no … Continue reading Watch Out – The Americans are coming!
>> Read more

Does Test Rugby need stricter rules? (Tue, 14 Nov 2017)
Evidently Rhys Webb wants to have his Welsh cake and eat it. The Ospreys and Lions scrum-half signed for Toulon earlier this month, days before the Welsh Rugby Union announced a change to its policy governing players outside the country, entrapping the 28-year old. The new rules outline that players moving to England or France … Continue reading Does Test Rugby need stricter rules?
>> Read more

Print Print | Sitemap
© Miles and Miles Publishing

This website was created using 1&1 MyWebsite.