Match day experience

Loughborough Lightning prides itself in it's outstanding match day experience. Check out our useful info below on what to expect.

This year will be a little different, currently we are not allowing spectators to our games, however keep checking back as we cannot wait to welcome you back to watch the 2020/21 Allianz Premier 15s.

What to Bring

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Before you leave home make sure you remember to bring the following:

  • Tickets (these can either be on your phone/device or printed off. Please ensure that the ticket has a BARCODE on to be scanned and that it’s not just the confirmation email otherwise it will delay your entry into the venue.)
  • If you wish to buy any merchandise or refreshments you will need cash/card. We will be accepting both cash and card (including contactless) payments for merchandise, food and drink this season.
  • Your loudest voices!


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Get kitted out in the latest Lightning gear by visiting our pop-up shop. We stock everything from hoodies and tees to water bottles and balls - we've got it all!

We ensure we have plenty of kit in a wide range of sizes all the way from junior small up to ladies 14 and XL. Plus we have some brand new goodies for you to enjoy.

All items have now been restocked so no need to worry about us selling out!

Prices start at just £2 so make sure you check out the shop when you arrive.

Card and cash payments accepted.

Food and Drink

We know that sometimes all that chanting and cheering can be hard work - that's why we're offering a brand new range of refreshments to you enjoy whilst at the match. Fans can enjoy everything from tea, barista coffee and hot chocolate or you can treat yourselves with an assortment of alcoholic beverages such as wine, prosecco, beer and cider (age restrictions will apply).

For those rumbling tummies, we have plenty of snacks on offer including Sausage rolls, Pies, crisps, popcorn and more!

All our food and drink outlets will accept cash or card payments. You can find a cash machine just a short walk away at the Students' Union.

Fan Zone

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Whether they win or lose our players are always keen to meet their biggest fans - if you want to get selfies of autographs with your favourite stars please remain behind the fence at the end of the game and wait for the announcer to direct you to our special fan zone at the end of the game.

Travel Information

Loughborough is in a perfect location for those travelling from far and wide with close links to rail, road and air. For those coming by car head to the main university entrance on Epinal Way where you'll be greeted by our friendly security staff.  Once you're through the barriers follow the event signage which will take you towards one of our car parks close to the rugby pitch. To view a map of our campus click here. If you are in need of assistance or possess a blue badge, please speak to one of the stewards on site who will direct you accordingly.

For those of you using the train - there are regular buses from Loughborough Train Station that head straight to campus every 15 minutes (until 6pm - 20 mins thereafter). Simply get off at the Student's Union and head down to the rugby pitch. Full bus timetables can be viewed here.

(Please note: When booking a train ticket, use the station name XLO to purchase a combined rail and bus ticket.)