Year Ground Opened: 2002
Address: Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL
Telephone: 0844 815 6000
The all-seated King Power Stadium, was opened in 2002 and originally named the ‘Walkers Stadium’. The ground has capacity to accommodate 32,500 supporters and there are no obstructed views throughout the whole ground. The club does have planning permission for future expansion which could see the ground seat over 50,000 fans. However, this all depends on a regular demand from the clubs supporters.
Visiting supporters are housed in the North East corner of the Stadium are are usually allocated approximately 3,000 tickets. Being a relatively new stadium the facilities are pretty good as you would expect. The refreshment outlets inside the King Power have a range of both hot and cold food and drinks. The food on offer inside includes; Burgers (£4), Hot Dogs (£3.80), Pukka Pies (£3.30), plus Baguettes and Wraps (£3.20).
For those arriving by train, The Hind across the road from the station serves a selection of real ales whilst the Swan and Rushes is quite a decent pub with a mixture of home and away fans. It offers a wide selection of beers and simple food and is recommended.
The town centre offers a selection of the usual fast food outlets including McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC and Burger King.
Street parking is available within a 10-15 minute walk of the stadium if you arrive early enough to take advantage of it. Alternatively, for £3 you can leave your car in the secured car park at Leicester Rugby club. It’s surprisingly easy to get away from after the game so it comes highly recommended.
The nearest / closest train station to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium is Leicester. The railway station on London Road is around 20 minutes walk from the stadium. Exit the station, cross the road and turn left. If you follow Conduit Street round to the right you will come to a left turn onto Waterloo Way. Keep the main road to your left as you walk along and after half a mile you’ll need to take a right onto Aylestone Walk then after 100 yards, a left onto Ayleston Road. Continue along here for about 5 minutes until you reach a right turn onto Raw Dykes Rd. If you continue to follow this road for a couple of minutes the ground will become visible up ahead on the left.