Premier League club Leicester City wants to increase capacity and improve facilities at its King Power stadium.
The club’s vice chair, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, stated the club is also planning on making “significant investment” in the stadium’s surrounding areas. He said: “We are now in a position to begin a more thorough consultation on the development of King Power Stadium.”
Further Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha announced: “We must ensure that any future proposals serve to enhance that experience, not dilute it. It will be a major priority in our planning. We are only in the very early stages, but it’s exciting news I wanted to share with our supporters.”
The King Power Stadium currently has 32,243 seats. The vice chairman offered no details on how much the stadium capacity would be increased.
Next to Leicester City FC home games, the venue has also hosted England internationals, 2015 Rugby World Cup matches and its first music concert in 2016. The stadium first opened to the public in 2002 and was known as the Walkers Stadium before today’s owners bought it in 2013.
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