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Leicester City will honour their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a statue outside the Premier League club’s King Power Stadium following his death in a helicopter crash last month.

His son and vice-chairman Aiyawatt confirmed the commissioning of a statue in a personal tribute in a souvenir programme to be given to all fans at Saturday’s home Premier League game against Burnley.
https://www.nst.com.my/sports/football/2018/11/429768/leicester-city-honour-late-chairman-statue
 

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Leicester City are still committed to the expansion of King Power Stadium, LeicestershireLive understands.

City announced at the start of last season that they were looking at how to increase the capacity at King Power Stadium but have revealed no details since on how they might develop the stadium, leading to speculation the club had shelved the plans over the financial viability of the project.

The current economic climate, Brexit and the sudden death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha last October were also seen as possible factors in City cooling their plans, however LeicestershireLive understands the project is still very much alive.

City have purchased six-and-a-half acres of land behind the East Stand, which is understood to be the stand that will be developed along similar lines to the Anfield expansion in Liverpool.

However, City are still at the very early stages of planning what they will do to increase the capacity, which could see King Power host crowds of around 40,000, and what form the expansion will take, including which facilities and which type of seating will be included.
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/update-leicester-city-king-power-2897627
 

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Looks horrible
 

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Something more like Leeds ground would look more fit.
 

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Looks horrible
Yeah, that stadium:mk design was awful. I'll reserve judgment for the King Power Stadium proposal (if that is the official design) until after I've seen it from some other angles. It's hard to be sure, but it looks like it might be a less extreme expanded curve than at stadium:mk.
 

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I suppose Cardiff City is the template for upgrading one side of a circa 30k "flatpack" to a main stand.

Stoke City has one slightly larger stand from the rest albeit they have some gaps remaining in the corners.

Great to see the "flat packs" gain more character as they get older with modifications / upgrades etc.

There was a time that we couldn't really differentiate these type of early PL era stadiums from each other .. St Mary's, Riverside etc.
 

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King Power Stadium Expansion Research Set To Commence

Leicester City Football Club has appointed Legends International to undertake crucial market research that will underpin plans for the proposed expansion of King Power Stadium.

Published 4 mins ago

https://www.lcfc.com/news/1303637/king-power-stadium-expansion-research-set-to-commence/press-release

https://www.legendsinternational.com/en-US/global-planning#e796259d781a5b499fdb4e18



King Power Stadium
Legends, whose sporting and events portfolio includes work commissioned by some of the biggest brands and most iconic venues in the world, will commence with the next phase of supporter and consumer studies in the coming days.
The research process is intended to establish a better understanding of supporters’ matchday routines and preferences, which will in turn assist the Club in planning the development of fan-orientated facilities and services to best enhance the matchday experience.
The multi-staged study will include all current Season Ticket Holders, ensuring supporter input contributes to the formative stages of planning, combined with focused market testing to gauge interest in other prospective offerings.
Leicester City Chief Executive Susan Whelan said: “Comprehensive market research is an essential element of any development of this scale to ensure all decisions are supported by robust feedback and analysis. We are delighted that process will now commence and will be led by the experience and expertise of Legends International.
“Rather than simply increasing capacity, our aim is to transform King Power Stadium into a world class sporting and events destination, opening a range of options, now being explored as part of our longer-term development. Supporter and stakeholder insights will help us to sharpen our focus based on meaningful intelligence and will ensure that we deliver the best facilities for our fans, and for the city of Leicester.”
Leicester City’s owners, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, confirmed in 2018 the Club’s intention to develop the King Power Stadium site, including increasing its capacity from its existing 32,243 seats. The venue has been home to the Foxes since the Club moved from nearby Filbert Street in 2002 and has been the stage for some of the greatest moments in Leicester City history – including the Foxes’ miraculous Premier League title triumph in 2016 and the run to the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals a year later.
The venue hosted its most recent England senior international in October 2018, Rugby World Cup matches in 2015 and its first music concert in 2016, as Leicester band Kasabian made an unforgettable contribution to the greatest title celebrations the Premier League has ever seen.
 

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Leicester City supporters have until 11:59pm on Sunday 1 September to complete a survey for the proposed expansion plans of King Power Stadium

Legends International are undertaking market research to underpin plans for the proposed expansion of the stadium site

Research conducted to establish a better understanding of the routines and preferences of the Club’s supporters on matchdays

Leicester City’s owners, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, confirmed in 2018 the Club’s intention to develop King Power Stadium, including increasing its capacity from its existing 32,243 seats. The venue has been home to the Foxes since the Club moved from nearby Filbert Street in 2002 and has staged some of the greatest moments in Leicester City history – including the miraculous Premier League title triumph in 2016 and the run to the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals a year later.
https://www.lcfc.com/news/1330188/king-power-stadium-expansion-research-survey-to-close-on-sunday-1-september/press-release
 

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Didn't realise they had that sort of pitch cover in 1972!

I've stood on that Kop. The only Kop that I can think of that had seats above and that also housed away fans - in the far corner. Bit of a cheek calling it a Kop really.
 

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I can think of plenty of kops that at one point housed away fans; Barnsley, Blackpool, Tranmere and my clubs old ground Highfield Road. From memory the Leicester fans referred to that stand as “the double decker stand” and the Kop was the lower tier only, I think. It was certainly an impressive pre war stand similar to the old main stand at the Boleyn Ground.
 

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Leicester City have drawn up plans to redevelop their home ground and a recent job advert has provided a clearer indication of the potential increase to the capacity

Leicester City have given a clearer indication of how many supporters the expanded King Power Stadium will hold, with the new capacity set to be close to 42,000.

City are in the process of redeveloping their ground, with plans drawn up and fans surveyed on what they would like to see improved. The club’s latest accounts show £2.6m was spent on the project up to June 2019.

The work will also see the capacity of the stadium increased, with the East Stand most likely to be developed

 

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Leicester’s Thai chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha - who is also the chief executive of the King Power duty free network - has confirmed that while the club’s plans to develop the 42,000-capacity stadium are now on hold, the construction work will go ahead after a “brief pause”, using a £91mn loan provided by King Power.

“It was always clear that such a situation was likely to affect our plans in terms of our new training ground in Seagrave and the proposed development of the King Power Stadium site, but it represents no more than a brief pause”, Mr Srivaddhanaprabha wrote in Leicester City’s most recent matchday programme.

“Our resolve to deliver on those capital projects remains. The training ground is nearing completion and we intend to resume consultation on stadium expansion by the end of 2020.

 
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