Watch #PlaythePitch at Leicester City FC

Tickets are now available for spectators to come along and cheer their team at Perennial’s #PlayThePitch football tournament, sponsored by ICL, at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on 23 May. Enjoy all of the fun without having to break into a sweat and be part of this unique event at the home of the Premier League Champions.


Teams of horticulturists from across the industry are, as we speak, training hard in preparation to go head to head for glory in this special six-a-side competition. The event will feature 16 teams who will play in a group stage, followed by a fast-paced knockout tournament for the last eight. Teams are participating from: ICL, Ambience Landscapes, Deco-Pak, Elite Landscapes Ltd, Gavin Jones Ltd, GIMA, Horticulture Week & CED Stone, the IOG, London Stone, Crowders Nurseries, Whiting Landscape Ltd, John O’Connor Grounds Maintenance, Ovation and TSP Media. The final will be played on the full-sized pitch and will involve the whole team.

Laura Garnett, Senior Development Manager at Perennial, says:

“Having a strong crowd of supporters in full voice will make all the difference for the teams taking part. As well as the chance to cheer on the teams from the West Stand, spectators will get a bacon roll and cuppa on arrival, as well as a delicious buffet lunch in the stadium’s Walkers Hall, when the award presentation will take place. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone on the day.”

All proceeds from the day will help Perennial support colleagues from across the horticulture industry when they are facing difficulty for whatever reason.

Spectator tickets cost £15 and must be booked in advance. To make a booking, please call Perennial on: 01372 384049 or email