King Power Stadium

Key facts

Club: Leicester City FC | Opening: 2002 | Capacity: 32,312 seats

History and description

Leicester City first presented plans to replace the aged Filbert Street ground in the mid 1990s, but it took until 2000 for the final plans to get unveiled. Construction of the new stadium started in 2001 and works finished in time for the start of the 2002/03 season.

The King Power Stadium, then still called Walkers Stadium, officially opened on the 23rd of July 2002. The first match at the stadium, a friendly between Leicester and Athletic Club de Bilbao (1-1), was played twelve days later.

In 2011 the stadium got renamed King Power Stadium after the company of the club’s new Thai owners.

Getting there

The King Power Stadium is located slightly more than 1 mile south of Leicester’s city centre and main rail station. The walk should not take more than half an hour. On the way you’ll pass the stadium of Rugby club Leicester Tigers.

Alternatively, Arrivabus 84, 84A and 85, Centrebus 302, or First Bus 88 connect the stadium with the city centre and rail station.

If arriving by car from either the M1 or M69, exit at junction 21 (where the M1 and M69 intersect). Follow the signs for the city centre via the A5460. After almost 3 miles turn right onto Upperton Road. From Upporton Road signs will guide you to the stadium.

Address: Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL


Tickets for Leicester City matches can be bought online, or by phone +44 (0) 844 815 5000.

Leicester City have divided their home matches into two pricing categories. Prices for “Gold” matches, the cheapest and most common, range from £25.00 for a seat in one of the corners to £39.00 for a central seat at one of the long sides. Tickets for “Platinum” matches, the most expensive, cost between £30.00 to £40.00. Leicester furthermore has a special “Fans Fixtures” category for a few matches, and for which significantly discounted prices apply.

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Stadium tours

Leicester City offers guided stadium tours that include access to the dressing rooms and players tunnel. The tour lasts about 60 minutes.

Tours run every other Sunday from 12:00 noon and cost £7.50.

Bookings can be made online, by phone +44 (0) 844 815 5000, or in person at the City Fanstore at the King Power Stadium.


Relevant Internet links – Official website of Leicester City FC. – King Power Stadium event management website. – Official online guide to Leicester and Leicestershire.

   Reviews (1)

  1. Alex (Leicester City fan) says:

    The King Power Stadium (commonly referred to as Filbert Way after the ground address) is a modern, impressive and atmospheric football stadium catering for the perfect match day. With an all seated capacity of around 32,262 – 32,500, the football arena is perfect to accommodate crowds. In both corners of the ground, two video screens are provided for match highlights, goal indicators, replays and various other activities involved by the club. The away supporters are housed in the corner of the stadium were 2,000 – 3,000+ fans can be accommodated for. Another excellent feature of the arena is of the stadium announcer who keeps you update with everything you need to know.

    I would definitely recommend visiting the King Power Stadium, and hope your visit to Leicester City’s home is as enjoyable and exciting as I experience with me being a grateful season ticket holder. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone.

    Alex, Leicester City fan.

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