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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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  • A great stadium with a vibrant and friendly mix of people. The atmosphere is great and there are a couple of decent bars. Word of warning though- the hatch bars beer is generally rubbish and slow serv...  read more »
  • being a local Leicester lad being the football fan i am i love the rugby even tho i hardly get to welford road its always a packed house and always loud, its an excellent visit and always friendly 
  • Never been to Welford Road, but also wanted to as a Saints fan! Very good Stadium, love the support of the locals! Was sat at the top corner of the H&B stand and got a great view! Hope to go again! 
  • Fantastic stadium. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and well organised from start to finish
  • Recently watch Leicester Tigers v Gloucester here and what a great game and day it was. Stadium was good and easy to grab a drink and food if required.
  • Home of the TIGERS rugby team! Great family fun!
  • Not boasting ( I love The Tigers) but it's the best rugby ground in the Aviva Premiership
  • Mighty fine ground with great atmosphere in the stalls.
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