Serious About Fun

You and your guests will have the best day out. With the best service and the finest food for you to enjoy as the blues battle it out.

Something New

With hospitality kicking-off at noon, and running through to the evening you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy unique menu options alongside the rugby.

Iconic Venue

With a mixture of great facilities and an incredible history, Mattioli Woods Welford Road is the perfect venue for the latest chapter in The Varsity Matches story.

Tired of searching for the perfect hospitality venue only to be disappointed?

Worried about how to spend your entertainment budget?

With a range of packages to suit all budgets and needs, we’ll find the right solution and remove any hassle, meaning you’re free to concentrate on building relationships with clients, rewarding your employees or catching up with friends…oh, and enjoy the thrilling rugby from the edge of the best seats in the house, depending on your entertainment budget.

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Unique Hospitality

With 129 years of world class rugby and the games’ biggest legends, Mattioli Woods Welford Road is an iconic venue and a great place to watch rugby. Rooms with personality and great choice across the board it is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic day out with your friends and clients.



Our venue is of the highest quality and our packages offer exceptional value, meaning you and your guests can experience exceptional hospitality at a cost that doesn’t break the bank.


Exceptional Service

The rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge is well-known, but Leicester Tigers pride themselves as the most welcoming hosts in rugby, and we hope that every person who joins us on the day will feel part of the #tigersfamily. Attentive yet informal, rest assured that you can relax on the day knowing that you and your family, your friends or your clients will be well looked after.


Quality Food and Drink

With all new food and drink offerings, this year’s Varsity Matches will offer something different, with a grazing menu to keep you well fed and watered throughout the day without missing a moment of action. Leicester Tigers catering is renowned as one of the best in the game, and who can resist a pint of our very own Tiger Bitter, or Tigers Burleighs Gin?


Best Seats in The House

From padded seats on the halfway line to pitch view terraces and high-backed directors’ chairs, our hospitality areas have the best and most comfortable views of the Varsity Matches, so you’ll have an incredible and unforgettable experience.


Serious About Fun

Most importantly, we want you and your guests to have a great day and to share some great memories, and we take very seriously the responsibility for you having fun.

What they’re saying

See what it means to the players and fans to go head-to-head in one of the biggest rivalries in Britain

Visiting Mattioli Woods Welford Road is an experience in itself, but the excitement before the game is heightened in the honours lounge. With hospitality and attention to detail on a totally different level, every whim is catered for. With top class food served pre and post-match, an opportunity to see sporting heroes interviewed or interact with past players, it’s a fabulous opportunity to socialise and soak up the atmosphere of a truly legendary club.

Suzanne EverittMattioli Woods

What an amazing view and atmosphere from our box at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. Our guests feel really special, especially when the doors are open - you can smell the pitch, whilst still enjoying the great service from inside the box. Being able to watch the match from inside the box gives us the opportunity to entertain and chat to our guests, whilst not missing any of the action on the pitch. A really unique day out!

Breedon AggregatesExecutive Box Holder

Tigers Hospitality surpasses the expectations of our guests time and time again. It truly is the ultimate rugby VIP experience.

Peter Worthington
Package 1

Honours Package

Leicester Tigers’ VIP matchday experience is second to none and is a fantastic way to entertain clients, reward staff, or simply enjoy a day out with family and friends.

You will be treated to fantastic food, a question and answer session with ex-Leicester Tiger and Cambridge Blue Tony Underwood, and the most important thing in rugby – great company.

The package includes a unique grazing menu, meaning four courses will be spread throughout the day so you can keep well fed and watch every minute of the rugby. Joined by Tony Underwood pre-match and all four teams post-match, our Honours package is the place to be.

The Honours Package Includes:

Q&A with ex-Tiger and Cambridge Blue, Tony Underwood, 4 course grazing menu, Half bottle of wine with main course, Tea and Coffee, Exclusive Suite with private cash bar, Half-way line padded seating. Doors – 12noon

Price – £135pp

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Executive Box

Rooms with a view!

Perfect for those looking for an intimate matchday in their own space, or who want to go the extra mile in looking after their guests. With various seating numbers and room layouts from informal poseur tables, and fixed sofas to more formal boardroom tables, our Executive Boxes will give you a unique and amazing Varsity experience.

The Executive Box Includes:

4 course grazing menu, Fully stocked fridge with additional and cash drinks service with dedicated waiter, Tea and Coffee, Private space with pitch view and padded seats, Informal and formal seating layouts with 8 seater and 12 seater options available. Doors – 12noon

Price – £150pp

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Package 3

Try Line Club Package

A more informal offering in an exclusive space with a perfect rugby clubhouse feel, our Try Line Club package will surround you with rugby people who just want a little bit more.

With a gourmet burger included in the price and access to a dedicated cash bar, this is a package you can book individually, as a group of friends or family, or to entertain clients and have a comfortable and rugby-packed day.

The Try Line Club Package Includes:

Exclusive access to the Try Line Club with dedicated cash bar, Gourmet Burger and Chips served between the two matches, Tea & Coffee, Direct access to Try Line Club padded seats. Doors 12 noon

Price – £85

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