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

Stadium/Tickets

 

 

 

Stadium Name: Welford Road

Stadium Address:

Aylestone Road

Leicester

LE2 7TR

 

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

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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

Email: tickets@tigers.co.uk

Prices:

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 tickets@tigers.co.uk

 

 

Last Updated July 2016

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

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