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.
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.
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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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.
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