The King Power Stadium (also known as the Leicester City Stadium due to UEFA sponsorship regulations and formerly known as the Walkers Stadium) is a football stadium in Leicester, England. It is the home of Leicester City, the 2015–2016 champions of the Premier League.
The all-seater stadium opened in 2002 and has a capacity of 32,312, the 20th largest football ground in England. It is named after travel retail group King Power, a company owned by the club's owners.
The all-seated King Power Stadium has capacity to accommodate 32,500 supporters and is named after the former shirt sponsors.
It offers unobstructed views from every seat and is a very impressive built both inside and out. There is room and planning permission for future expansion which could see the ground seat over 50,000 spectators. However, regular Premier League football would certainly be required before any work would ever take place.
Approximately 3,000 visiting supporters can be housed in the North East corner of the King Power Stadium. The Facilities within the stadium are excellent as they should be for a relatively new stadium whilst the view of the playing action is unrestricted. The refreshment outlets inside the King Power have a decent range of hot and cold food and drinks all at decent prices.
The town centre offers a selection of the usual fast food outlets including McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC and Burger King.
For those arriving by train, The Hind across the road from the station serves a selection of real ales whilst the Swan and Rushes is quite a decent pub with a mixture of home and away fans. It offers a wide selection of beers and simple food.
Street parking is available within a 10-15-minute walk of the stadium if you arrive early enough to take advantage of it. You can leave your car in the secured car park at Leicester Rugby club.
Another possibility is to use the Council Leicester Park & Ride, which runs from Enderby (LE19 2AB) near Junction 21 of the M1 surprisingly easy to get away from after the game so it comes highly recommended.
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