King Power Stadium
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Construction||2022 - 07/2024|
|Design||KSS Design Group|
|Structural engineer||Buro Happold|
Description: King Power Stadium
Leicester City’s plans envision expansion of the stadium built in 2002. From its initial 32,000, the Filbert Way venue will grow to 40,000. This way the Foxes are expected to go beyond Premier League average in terms of revenue, even if the expansion will focus only on one side of the stadium itself.
The east stand will receive a brand new second tier, able to hold roughly 8,000 people. But revenue will come not only from extra tickets, also from new floor space, which will multiply what the stand offered when it first opened. Additional internal and external concourse will see commercial and leisure facilities being created.
The revamped grandstand will receive an impressive semi-dome, which will allow King Power Stadium to drop the ‘identikit stadium’ label and gain a new, unique and modern image. Translucent by day, the canopy will be illuminated at night. Architecture of the new stand is delivered by KSS Design Group, while Buro Happold took part in structural engineering works.
Aside from the modernised stadium, the master plan includes a number of secondary uses to boost Leicester City revenue. While the stadium will be able to hold large concerts, smaller events (up to several thousand) will be held in an indoor arena, connected to the stadium by a ramp. Visitors of both venues will be able to stay at new hotel nearby, with 220 beds.
Additional club office space will be created in a pavilion behind the south end, where a multi-level car park will also be built, offering enough space for 525 vehicles. The easternmost element is a residential tower, parallel to the hotel. Finally, in the north east of the project, a new flagship megastore is planned.