Tigers and Burleighs to host post-match celebration at first home game
Leicester Tigers fans are invited to join the first-team squad for a post-match celebration in Leicester’s Market Square following the club’s first Gallagher Premiership home fixture against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, September 8.
To celebrate the launch of the club’s partnership with Burleighs Gin, Tigers will be taking over Hotel Street, Market Place Street as well as the Market Square in Leicester city centre from 5.00pm until late.
Supporters who have pre-ordered a bottle of the special edition Leicester Tigers Gin, created by Burleighs, will also be able to collect their gin in person from The Distillers Kitchen as well as receive a complimentary drink.
Members of the Tigers first-team squad will be joining fans in each of the three locations with the chance to chat to supporters as well as pose for photos.
Fans will be able to sample the new Leicester Tigers Gin as well as a range of cocktails inspired by some of Welford Road’s most famous names.
The event will be open to members of the public with entrances to the new market square situated on market place south.
Fans must pre-register for attendance by reserving their place on Eventbrite by clicking here.
Burleighs will also be at this year’s Tigers in the Park ‘The Greatest Show’ event ahead of the 3.00pm fixture, with their G&T trailer serving refreshments for fans the get them in the party mood.
Andrea Pinchen, commercial director at Leicester Tigers, said: “This is a first for the club to host an event like this post-match so we’re hugely excited about taking over one of Leicester’s most popular city centre areas.
“We’ve got a number of events lined up in partnership with Burleighs at Welford Road celebrating the start of a new season and already we’ve seen a huge interest in the special edition bottle. Watch this space for more gin-loving experience at Welford Road.”
Matt Payne, Burleighs managing director, said: “The Leicester Tigers Gin is already proving popular with fans – and that’s before they’ve even sampled it! Based on our local natural ingredients, we’re looking forward to finally delivering our gin to fans in the coming weeks.
“Our post-match event with Tigers is a great opportunity for fans to meet the team here, as well as some of Tigers stars in a relaxed atmosphere.”