Leicester City announce plans to add 8,000 seats to the King Power Stadium to take capacity to 40,000 with hotel and entertainment venue also part of the vision
- King Power Stadium would become 10th largest in Premier League thanks to plans to add 8,000 seats to the East Stand
- That would lift capacity of Leicester’s home stadium to around 40,000
- FA Cup holders will confirm plans for the expansion next month
- 220-room hotel, entertainment venue and residential block also part of plans
Leicester have announced plans to expand the King Power Stadium as part of ambitious designs to improve their home.
The FA Cup holders will confirm plans next month ahead of a public consultation with the Foxes aiming to add an additional 8,000 seats to take the capacity to 40,000.
If the planning is successful, the King Power would become the 10th largest stadium among the current Premier League sides.
Leicester City have announced plans to expand their King Power Stadium by 8,000 seats
‘Leicester City Football Club can confirm that initial plans for the expansion of King Power Stadium’s capacity to 40,000 and significant developments to the surrounding area will be shared with the public in August 2021,’ a club statement read.
‘The unveiling of initial plans, which are a key element of King Power International’s long-term commitment and vision for the football club, will be followed by a period of public consultation throughout the summer and early autumn.
‘In addition to the increase in capacity, preliminary plans will include a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose event and entertainment arena.
Full plans for the expansion of the East Stand at the King Power will be unveiled in August
‘There are also proposals for a new Leicester City retail space, residential and commercial space, and multi-storey car parking facilities – enhancements to the site that can further the evolution of both the football club and the city.’
The plans would see 8,000 seats added to the East Stand, with a new club shop, residential building and car-park also included in the proposals.
Leicester had an average attendance of 32,021 for the Premier League title-winning campaign of 2015/16 and currently have the 13th biggest capacity in the division.
Leicester fans celebrate their team’s win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final back in May
The plans for the King Power expansion come after Leicester spent £100million on a state-of-the-art training complex, which opened last year.
The 185-acre site in the Leicestershire village of Seagrave includes 21 training areas, 14 full-size training pitches and even a nine-hole golf course.
The complex also features a swimming pool, customised gym, hydrotherapy facilities, a restaurant and an artificial indoor pitch.
Leicester moved into their stunning new £100million training complex in Seagrave in 2020
The 185-acre site features 21 training areas including 14 full-size pitches for practice sessions
The buildings which form the heart of the complex have been named after the club’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
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