Visiting Welford Road

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Visiting Welford Road

Post by tigerburnie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:07 am

I visit quite a few of our rivals websites and am now being asked questions that I have no answers to about visiting Leicester(as I now live in Scotland and I'm out of touch).
We have a thread for pubs/restuarants pre game, can we gather info for Hotels and B&B's etc for those visiting and wanting to stay overnight?
Also travelling from East Mids/ Brum airports, the question is train or bus?
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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Rizzo » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:18 am

I am adding the Club's "Getting Here" information link to this and making it sticky.

please do add any recommended hotels, B&:censored: and any other information APART from pub/drinking ones. There is a separate thread for pub recommendations.

http://www.leicestertigers.com/tickets/getting_here.php
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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by neill_m » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:58 am

Hello,

How long before ko does the ground open? 2hrs?

Thanks

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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Rizzo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:10 am

Gates usually open 2 hours before kick off
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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Cockatrice » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:38 pm

Where can I get a decent curry? How long should I leave to walk to ground from city centre disabled with drink?

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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Noddy555 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:49 pm

Tigerburnie don't despair a good friend of mine a life long tiger fan lives in Edinburgh and manages to travel down using his season ticket & try line club membership for most games. So if you want I can put you in touch with him.

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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Rizzo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:10 am

Cockatrice wrote:Where can I get a decent curry? How long should I leave to walk to ground from city centre disabled with drink?

Not knowing how fast you walk, even in drink, and whereabouts you'd be in the city centre, it's hard to estimate for sure but I would allow about half an hour myself. (It takes me a long time because of arthritis & health issues).

For a curry I can recommend the Raj Mahal on Aylestone Road (a way out of town but very good) I rarely eat in town so not sure but people seem to like the Tiffin on De Montfort Street although I'm told it is expensive, and there's also the Taj Mahal on Highfield Street up from the station which was fine last time we went there.
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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Cockatrice » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Thanks Rizzo any restrictions on flying flegs as it is a national pass time for us Ulstermen? :smt002

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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Rizzo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:25 pm

I doubt any city centre pub would let you in flying flags (or even flegs) especially if they're on sticks/poles - you could get away with carrying them if just folded up without a stick but I don't know from experience. I have no idea if you could take them into a curry house, they'd probably ask you to put them with the coats or something :smt002
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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Cockatrice » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:14 pm

We have just had an US envoy spend months here trying to sort out our fleg problem even he can't tell me where I can and can't fly my fleg. If I go eating I can always fly it from a lamppost outside and make myself feel at home

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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by biffer » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:22 pm

Noddy555 wrote:Tigerburnie don't despair a good friend of mine a life long tiger fan lives in Edinburgh and manages to travel down using his season ticket & try line club membership for most games. So if you want I can put you in touch with him.

What's his normal mode of travel Noddy? I did the journey once this year, flew down with Flybe in the morning and got the last train back. Reasonably cheap if you book in advance (£30 flight £38 train). The flight timing used to be good as it left just after ten, so with the bus I was in Leicester for about half twelve, but the schedule has changed now and it's a 7.10 flight, so next season it might be train both ways for the Saturday. Sundays now look a better option as there's a mid morning flight and then a flight back in the evening too.

I'll only do it a couple of times a season because of money unfortunately. This season had the bonus of an away game in Newcastle though, and it looks like they'll still be there next year too.

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Re: Visiting Welford Road

Post by Dangerous4 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:48 pm

I travel by train from High Wycombe to Leicester via Birmingham. Used to travel via London, but the former is much cheaper.

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