Public consultation scheduled for August
Leicester City Football Club can confirm that initial plans to expand the capacity of the King Power Stadium to 40,000 and important developments in the surrounding area will be shared with the public in August 2021.
– Initial plans for expansion and development of King Power Stadium will be shared next month
– Public consultations will take place during the summer and fall
– The proposals would see the capacity of King Power Stadium increase to 40,000
– Plans also include a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose arena for events and entertainment
The unveiling of the initial plans, which are a key part of King Power International’s commitment and long-term vision for the Football Club, will be followed by a public comment period throughout the summer and early. of autumn.
In addition to the increase in capacity, preliminary plans will include a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose arena for events and entertainment. There are also proposals for a new Leicester City retail space, residential and commercial space and multi-storey car parks – site improvements that may help the evolution of Football Club and the city.
The developments will further highlight Leicestershire’s reputation as a home for world-class sport and create a 365-day destination that will support the regeneration of an area that has been home to Football Club for 130 years.
Leicester City President Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “The unveiling of these plans represents an important milestone in Leicester City Football Club’s long history, and we hope it will continue to place our supporters and our community at the heart of its long-term future.
“Through consultation with our fans, our local community, businesses and stakeholders, we hope to achieve something we can all be proud of for years to come. It is these conversations that will help us communicate our vision to the people who make it up and take the perspectives of our community into account to shape it.
“While this vision is only in its early stages, I know that the prospect of additional capacity for more Leicester City fans at the King Power Stadium has long been awaited by all of us, especially after seven seasons of Premier League almost sold out.
“The plans to take advantage of the club’s recent growth – with an extension of the stadium as part of a larger and more exciting site development – are a wonderful demonstration of the common ambition of Football Club and the city of Leicester. It is a project with the potential to generate enormous social value, starting with a substantial number of additional jobs for the inhabitants of the region. We will work with our partners and subcontractors to ensure this is a central consideration, from construction to long-term operation. “
Sir Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester, said: “These are ambitious plans that reflect the Club’s continued commitment to the city and the constant desire to build on its incredible accomplishments.
“The LCFC has always been at the heart of our city, but thanks to the vision of the late Khun Vichai and his son Khun Top, it is now an integral part of our community which contributes to city life in so many ways.
“There is obviously a lot of consultation to be done, including through the planning process, but these are really exciting proposals. The development would be great news for the city as well as the Club, creating new jobs and a desirable destination for visitors, locals and tourists. ”
Current proposals for the site include the addition of 8,000 seats in the East Grandstand – which, if approved, would bring the capacity of King Power Stadium to 40,000 – as well as a larger proposal for a mixed-use destination. comprising the following elements:
– New Club retail megastore
– Hotel with 220 rooms
– Multipurpose event and entertainment arena
– Club area and commercial office
– Residential tower
– New multi-storey car park
The feedback obtained from the public consultation planned in the coming months with the local community, local businesses, supporters and key stakeholders, will help inform decision-making as plans evolve to come up with a destination of major events which can support the Club’s continued growth and become a major asset for the City of Leicester.