Leicester Tigers - Leicester Rugby

Leicester Tigers - Leicester Rugby

Hotels near Welford Road Stadium

If you like rugby, you will love staying in Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston as it is only 8 minutes away from Welford Road Stadium, the home of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. Look no further for hotels near Welford Road Stadium, our 4-Star hotel is a convenient place to stay when visiting the Leicester rugby ground as it offers free parking.

The official name of Leicester Tigers is actually Leicester Football Club, not to be confused with Leicester City Football Club which plays an entirely different game! The Leicester Tigers nickname has been around since at least 1885.

Leicester Tigers is a Leicester rugby union club that plays in England’s top rugby division, Premiership Rugby.  Founded in 1880, it is a club steeped in history and has been playing home matches at Welford Road Stadium since 1892.

One of only four teams to have never been relegated from the top division, Leicester Tigers is a successful Leicester rugby club with 20 major titles in its trophy cabinet. In 2001 and 2002, they were back-to-back European Champions. They also won the English Championships ten times and the Anglo-Welsh Cup eight times, with the most recent success in 2017.  Appearing in five European finals over the years, no other team has reached the finals more than Leicester Football Club.

Three of the players from the English World Champions of 2003 came from the Leicester Tigers, including the captain Martin Johnson.

Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium is the largest purpose-built club rugby ground in Britain with an impressive capacity of nearly 26 thousand fans. People looking for hotels near Welford Road Stadium usually choose Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston due to the convenience of free parking at a perfect distance from the stadium.

Geordan Murphy is currently the director of rugby at Leicester Tigers, starting at the club as head coach in September 2018.

Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium will soon allow spectators to the live games, alongside community coaching and the popular merchandise shop. Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston is the perfect option for people looking for hotels near Welford Road Stadium as it is also on the south-side of the city and offers free parking.

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