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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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  • My son and I went regularly for the past few years and always looked forward to the match. The ground is excellent any way you look at it: it's always easy to enter, no long queues, we had great seats...  more »
  • Superb stadium friendly knowledgeable crowd even opposing fans sit together . Loads of food on offer and bars . Great view no matter where you sit and great match ticket value suiting a range of pocke...  more »
  • Lovely ground. Family friendly. We stood on the terrace, busy but not cramped. Good view, screens also helped for distant play. Food and drink available,, a little expensive at £4.90 a pint . All roun...  more »
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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.