Leicester announce ambitious stadium expansion plans

Leicester announce ambitious stadium expansion plans

As part of their ambitious efforts to renovate their stadium, Leicester have unveiled plans to extend the King Power Stadium.

The FA Cup holders will announce their ideas next month, ahead of a public consultation with the Foxes, with the goal of increasing capacity to 40,000 seats.

If the plans are approved, the King Power Stadium will become the tenth-largest stadium in the Premier League.

"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.

"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 East Stand would be expanded by 8,000 seats, with a new club shop, residential complex, and parking garage also included in the designs.

For the 2015/16 Premier League title-winning season, Leicester had an average attendance of 32,021 and now has the 13th largest capacity in the division.

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