- Address: Aylestone Road, Leicester
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 25,000
- Opened: 10 September 1892
- Main use: Rugby union
- Tenants: Leicester FC (rugby union)
Extra stadium info – Mattioli Woods Welford Road
On 8 February 1902, the stadium hosted its first game for the national rugby union team of England. The match between England and Ireland ended in a 6-3 victory for the home side. On 9 January 1904, the national rugby union team of England returned to the stadium which is currently named Mattioli Woods Welford Road. They played against Wales in their second game at the venue. The match ended in a 14-14 draw.
The Rugby World Cup
The venue named Mattioli Woods Welford Road hosted its first Rugby World Cup match in 1991. The national rugby union team of New Zealand won the game against the Italian Republic in front of 15,000 spectators. The 1991 Rugby World Cup was won by Australia after beating England. It was the second edition of the tournament. The first edition of the tournament was won by New Zealand after defeating the French Republic in Auckland. The stadium named Mattioli Woods Welford Road hosted its second Rugby World Cup match in 1999. The 1999 Rugby World Cup was won by Australia after defeating the French Republic.
Leicester FC, also known as the Leicester Tigers, was founded in 1880. They moved to the venue named Mattioli Woods Welford Road in 1892. The stadium opened with a rugby union match of Leicester FC. The club is among the first European rugby union clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. In 2013, Leicester FC became the first English rugby union club with 10 top-division titles. They drew an average home attendance of 21,000 in that domestic top-flight rugby union season. Leicester FC won their 10th title after beating the Northampton Saints 37-17. 81,000 people attended the final, which was played in London.