King Power Stadium, named after the company which owns it since March 1st 2013, is the home venue for Leicester City Football Club. The prior venue for Leicester’s top football team was at the Filbert Street Stadium which they occupied from 1891 until the summer of 2002 when construction of King Power Stadium was completed. In the early 90s, all teams in the top 2 divisions were required to host an all-seater stadium to meet audience demand. The move was decided after a series of expansions on the previous venue, where positive indicators from the team’s performance and audience numbers pushed directors towards this new costly venue.
The official opening was done by former striker Gary Lineker, where some misfortunes followed the opening of the shiny new venue. Developments in the football industry and a bad season caused a considerable decrease in crowd attendances. This had a roll on effect onto sponsorship that was flowing into Leicester City Football leading the club to put the stadium on the market. Meanwhile they waited for a buyer; the club looked at sharing the stadium with the infamous Leicester Tigers RFC. The deals never fell through, but the Tigers have hosted a few games over the years. Other Rugby fixtures scheduled at King Power Stadium include the 2015 Rugby World Championship early rounds.
The stadium cannot be missed from Raw Dyke road just off the A426. It is very nicely situated right by the River Soar to the south west of the city centre. It is quite far to walk from the train station, but busses are frequently running from the city centre to the stadium. There is ample parking for spectators on game days.
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Did you know that King Power Stadium is the 19th largest stadium capacity in England?