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Welford Road
Leicester, England
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Aylestone Road
Leicester
LE2 7TR
Established 1892
Capacity 24,000
Floodlights Yes
Home team(s) Leicester Tigers
Other sports Rugby League. In the Super League IX, London Broncos as the nominal home side took on Hull F.C. on June 20, 2004, with Hull winning 42-26
Time 06:35, Sat Aug 02, 2014 (UTC +0100)
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The home of Leicester Tigers, Welford Road is one of the most famous grounds in rugby. After the completion of its first phase of its expansion in 2009, it currently has a capacity of 24,000, making it the largest purpose-built club rugby stadium in England. However, by the time the 2015 Rugby World Cup rolls around, the capacity will have risen to 30,000.

Leicester first took up residence at the ground in 1892 and it has been the scene of some of the most famous clashes in English club rugby. However, it has also seen its share of international rugby down through the years.

Indeed, England used Welford Road regularly enough at the start of the 20th century but it had not hosted an international encounter for 68 years when it was selected as the venue for the 1991 Rugby World Cup pool stages clash between New Zealand and Italy. Italy also featured when Test rugby returned to Leicester eight years later for the Azzurri's 1999 Rugby World Cup meeting with Tonga.

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Dec 8, 2013
A dramatic sunset over Welford Road
A dramatic sunset over Welford Road
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Dec 6, 2013
Welford Road prepares for the Heineken Cup
Welford Road prepares for the Heineken Cup
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Sep 11, 2010
Leicester and Exeter forwards rise high at Welford Road
Leicester and Exeter forwards rise high at Welford Road
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May 16, 2010
A general view of Welford Road during the Guinness Premiership Semi Final match between Leicester Tigers and Bath
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