Leicester City to begin public consultation on huge King Power redevelopment

Leicester City Football Club will reveal its initial plans for the expansion of King Power Stadium’s capacity to 40,000 and significant developments to the surrounding areas on Thursday 12 August.

The club says the unveiling of the plans will begin a period of public consultation, as well as giving it an opportunity to share its vision for “significant enhancements” to King Power Stadium.

In-person consultations will be available at King Power Stadium during the below periods:

Thursday 12 August, 2pm to 7pm
Friday 13 August, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 14 August, 10am to 3pm (matchday vs Wolves)

All materials will also be available online for feedback from 2pm on Thursday 12 August until Thursday 2 September.

The plans will include proposals for the addition of 8,000 seats at King Power Stadium, taking the capacity to 40,000, as well as 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.

The Foxes say the developments will further underline Leicestershire’s reputation as a home of world-class sport and create a 365-day destination that will support the regeneration of an area that has been the home of the Football Club for 130 years.

A statement from the club said: “The feedback obtained from the public consultation with the local community, local businesses, supporters and key stakeholders, will help inform decision-making as the plans evolve, in order to deliver a major events destination that can support the Club’s continued growth and become a major asset to the city of Leicester.”