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Leicester City FC reveals expansion plans for King Power Stadium

By Tom Walker    23 Apr 2018
The stadium's current capacity of 32,243 is set to be increased / Shutterstock
We must ensure that any future proposals serve to enhance that experience, not dilute it.
– Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

English Premier League club Leicester City has revealed plans to increase capacity and improve facilities at its King Power stadium.

In a statement, the club's vice chair, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said the club is also looking to undertake "significant investment" in the stadium's surrounding areas.

“We are now in a position to begin a more thorough consultation on the development of King Power Stadium,” Srivaddhanaprabha said.

“The plan is to increase capacity and upgrade facilities for the stadium itself, and invest in the surrounding site to create an exciting events destination for the city of Leicester.

“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.”

Srivaddhanaprabha offered no details on how much the stadium capacity would be increased. It currently has 32,243 seats.

As well as Leicester City home games, the venue has hosted England internationals, 2015 Rugby World Cup matches and its first music concert in 2016. The stadium first opened to the public in 2002.

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