Leicester City: Could expansion begin next year?

source: leicestermercury.co.uk; author: michał

Leicester City: Could expansion begin next year? At the end of season dinner Leicester City FC owner assured his father's vision of a larger club will be pursued. This also means adding some 10,000 seats to King Power Stadium. The process might begin as early as next year.


After the tragic death of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha there was a short time of uncertainty at the club. But his successor quickly reassured fans that plans including stadium expansion would not be dropped.

Leicester City© Martin Handley

Despite lack of updates it seems LCFC are constantly working on the development. Srivaddhanaprabha's son Aiyawatt pledged to deliver his father's vision during the end of season dinner. The club have also bought some 6.5 acres (2.6 hectares) of land behind the east stand of King Power Stadium.

This is the most viable side to carry out such works. It offers enough room for workers to add a second tier without obstructing matchday activities, very much as it happened in Cardiff.

With this addition King Power Stadium could reach 40,000 and become the single largest across East Midlands by capacity. No groundbreaking date has been suggested, however LCFC have stated they will follow through with the project as soon as their new training academy is finished. It's the single most expensive development for the Foxes, estimated to cost some £100 million and be handed over next summer.