Welford Road stadium

  • Welford Road re-development

    Leading architects and stadium specialists, the Frank Whittle Partnership, has won planning consent for Leicester to create the largest purpose-built club rugby stadium in the country. The city council's planning committee has agreed to the £60 million project which will raise capacity to 30,000. 
The building work includes two new stands and a redeveloped clubhouse. David Robinson, managing partner of FWP, said: "The Tigers have a vision of having the best rugby club stadium in the world and...

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  • Tigers Announce Roaring Trade

    Leicester Tigers have sold more than 10,000 tickets in the first 24 hours for next Saturday’s Aviva Premiership semi-final at Welford Road. Tickets went on sale at full-time in Tigers’ 28-3 victory over Bath on Saturday which guaranteed second place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table and a home semi-final. Tigers face defending champions Saracens at Welford Road next Saturday (5.30pm) with a place in the final at stake. The two sides have met in the last two Premiership Finals at Twickenha...

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  • Galiford Try for Leicester

    Leicester Tigers have confirmed that Galliford Try have been appointed contractors for the redevelopment of the Welford Road stadium. The club have been working closely with architects AFL and project managers FWP on the schedule to complete phase one - the building of a new Caterpillar Stand on the north side of the stadium. Work on the construction is already under way. Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “Work has commenced on phase one of our redevelopment programme, which involves buildin...

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  • Tigers Attendance Tops 350,000 For The Season

    Welford Road attendances passed the 350,000 mark over the course of the final Leicester Tigers home game of the regular campaign last weekend. The Aviva Premiership Round 22 match against Saracens was a 24,000 sell-out, taking total league attendances to 251,000 this season, at an average of 22,850. Six matches at Welford Road have completely sold out and, adding the figures for home games in Europe and the LV= Cup fixtures, total attendances have reach 355,000 for the season. Tigers chief execu...

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  • Leicester's double success

    Premiership champions Leicester boast great results both on and off the pitch. In the year to June 30, 2007 the company's results showed a record turnover of £15.2million, pre-tax profits of £204,000 with the net cash at year end £3.9million Commenting on these results chairman Peter Tom said: "On the field in 2006/07 Leicester Tigers became the first club in the professional era to win the league and cup double after success in the Guinness Premiership and EDF Energy Cup Finals at Twickenham...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Chris Rose

    Leicester Tigers' Head of Brand, Chris Rose, talks to Running Rugby about attracting new fans to Welford Road, the development of the new stand and the sponsorship situation at the club.

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  • RWC Organisers “Removed” From Everyday Fans Claims Tigers CEO

    Steve Moorhouse from iSportconnect recently spoke to Leicester Tigers CEO Simon Cohen in an in-depth interview, with Cohen expressing his view on the Rugby World Cup. He claimed that the organisers are "a long way removed from what the ordinary fan on the ground wants" after they opted not to use Welford Road as a venue. To see the full article, visit the link below. Rugby World Cup Organisers “removed” from Everyday Fans Claims Tigers CEO...

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  • Tigers Plan Preferred For Granby Halls Development

    ... Peter Soulsby said: "The proposed scheme submitted by Leicester Tigers is entirely fitting for this prime city centre location. It will offer improved public space, help attract new investment into the city and enhance the facilities on offer around the Welford Road stadium. "Because this is such an important site, it was vital that we imposed development requirements on the site. We want to see a high-quality development of architectural merit, and to ensure that future use is not at odds with...

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  • Tigers Ticket Sales Booming

    Leicester Tigers have announced that more than 5,000 supporters have already bought season tickets for the 2012/13 season. The 5,000-mark was topped within six weeks of the 2012/13 season tickets being made available, which is a record for any season at Welford Road.  Tigers have introduced an interest-free direct debit option on season ticket sales. Tigers executive chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “The club enjoys phenomenal levels of support and the loyalty of our fanbase is a tribute to the p...

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  • Tigers Tie Up Travel And Formal Wear Partnerships

    Thomas Cook Sport is to become the new travel partner of Leicester Tigers while Chester Barrie have renewed as the club’s formal wear partner. One of Europe's leading professional sports team and supporter travel companies, Thomas Cook Sport provides a range of bespoke services to teams and supporters. Thomas Cook Sport is a trading division of Thomas Cook Group which is now celebrating its 175th anniversary. Thomas Cook was born in Leicester, and is the oldest and best-known name in leisure t...

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