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Welford Road Stadium, Leicester
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Welford Road is a rugby union stadium in Leicester, England, and is the home ground for Leicester Tigers. It is located between Aylestone Road and Welford Road on the edge of the city centre. The stadium has a capacity of 26,000, making it the largest purpose-built club rugby union ground in England; the capacity is planned to eventually reach 30,000. It hosted five full England national team matches between 1902 and 1923, and staged a single match at each of the 1991 and 1999 Rugby World Cups.HistoryThe Leicester Tigers moved there in 1892 and the first stands accommodated 1,100 spectators. The club house is located on Aylestone Road, where a small temporary stand is erected, with the other sides having permanent stands built on them.The Crumbie Stand was built in the 1920s with the terrace being added later. The stand is named after the club's secretary who built the stand, Tom Crumbie. The members' stand – now replaced by the Caterpillar stand – was built on the side of the ground adjoining the former Granby Halls site; this stand was also built in the twenties. This expansion almost bankrupted the club but it helped attract top players and laid the foundations for Leicester first glory years in the 1920s and 1930s as well as their subsequent success. The stand is now sponsored by Holland and Barratt and is also commonly known by the same name. The stand allows for standing and seating capacity at the stadium.
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  • Rugby match the promises attended. Very nice to have once experienced. Beer in plastic herrinneringsbeker. You pay extra for the Cup 1pond there. Can be returned at the end again.
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  • The Stadium is a short walk from the city centre and there are plenty of pubs around the ground to start your day. We were in the terrace on the half-way line and the locals provided friendly banter a...  more »
  • Been many times to see the Tigers, always good atmosphere and prices are not to bad for a top flight team 
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  • Of course I'm going to say that I love Welford Road Stadium, since I'm a Leicester Tigers fan. The only sticky point really is the speed at which you can get drinks at half time on match day. This can be a little bit slow, but I guess it's no different to any other sport stadium.
  • Best club in the world! Simple as that. And the ground is pretty good too!
  • Great match. At last a team performance to be proud of. More of the same please.
  • As a party venue the food is superb and very friendly staff well catered for with a great choice of rooms and packages
  • Great stadium, but as was first match of the season had some issues with food and drink service and availability.