Match referee Lawrence Visser during the UEFA Europa League Group G match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.
What is the old name of the King Power Stadium?
The King Power Stadium (also known as Filbert Way or Leicester City Stadium due to UEFA sponsorship regulations and formerly known as the Walkers Stadium) is a football stadium in Leicester, England. It is the home stadium of Premier League side Leicester City.
Where can I buy Leicester City merchandise at King Power Stadium?
The Foxes Fanstore at King Power Stadium is the flagship store for all official lines of Leicester City merchandise. The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden provides a peaceful place for supporters wishing to pay their respects. Leicester City Football Club welcomes all supporters to King Power Stadium.
How do I book parking at King Power Stadium?
King Power Stadium, home to Leicester City Football Club, winners of every major honour in English football, offers an all-seating capacity of 32,261. For supporters driving to King Power Stadium, parking can be purchased prior to the day of the match for £18 per car on the Club’s Filbert Street car park.
- To book, please call the City Sales Centre on 0344 815 5000 (Option 1);
- For more information about home matchday parking, please click HERE;
- There are also several independent car parks in the area surrounding King Power Stadium;
These facilities generally cost £4/£5 per car. The car parks are situated around Freemans Common and Leicester Tigers Rugby Stadium which is around a 10-minute walk from King Power Stadium. These are independent car parks run in aid of charity, with the price varying depending on the car park. .
What is the largest attendance at the King Power Stadium?
Football [ edit ] – The first game at the stadium was a friendly against Spanish team Athletic Bilbao , on 4 August 2002. The game finished 1–1, with Tiko scoring the first goal at the stadium, and Jordan Stewart scoring Leicester’s first goal. During their absence from Wembley Stadium , the England national football team played a home friendly game against Serbia and Montenegro at the stadium on 3 June 2003.
Goals from Steven Gerrard and Joe Cole gave England a 2–1 victory. On 12 October of the same year, the ground hosted an international friendly match between Brazil and Jamaica , with Roberto Carlos scoring the winner.
On 20 May 2006, the stadium hosted the Football Conference play-off final between Hereford United and Halifax Town. A goal in extra time gave Hereford a 3–2 win and promotion to the Football League. Nine days later, the ground was also the venue for another international friendly, with Ghana beating Jamaica 4–1.
- On 12 October 2007, it hosted the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 3 match between England’s under-21s and Montenegro’s under-21s;
- The hosts edged out the visitors 1–0 with Matt Derbyshire ‘s goal;
On 30 July 2011, Leicester City played a strong Real Madrid side in the Npower Cup in front of 32,188 fans, with star players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaká playing for Madrid. After falling behind to a first-half goal from José Callejón and a second on the hour from Karim Benzema , Sven-Göran Eriksson ‘s men pulled a goal back a minute from the end through substitute Lloyd Dyer.
- On 4 April 2014, Leicester won 2-1 in a Friday night home victory against Sheffield Wednesday;
- The win put them on the brink of promotion back to the Premier League , and the next day their Premier League status was confirmed as results went in Leicester’s favour;
On 21 September 2014, Leicester went on to produce one of the greatest comebacks in Premier League history, as they won 5-3 against Manchester United at King Power Stadium. They came back from 3–1 down with 30 minutes left to score four goals.
On 8 August 2015, Leicester City hosted Sunderland at King Power Stadium for the first game of the 2015–16 Premier League season. The attendance for the match was 32,242, which is thought to be the largest-ever league attendance at the stadium since it opened in 2002.
On 7 May 2016, Leicester City lifted the 2015–16 Premier League trophy following a 3–1 win versus Everton , less than a week after officially becoming champions as Tottenham Hotspur failed to beat Chelsea. Andrea Bocelli performed live before the match.
On 27 September 2016, the stadium hosted its first ever European football match since its opening in 2002. Leicester won 1–0 against FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League. On 14 March 2017, at the stadium the club played its UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg fixture against Sevilla FC.
The match finished 2–0 on the night, and 3–2 on aggregate which resulted in Leicester reaching the quarter-finals of the competition. On 11 September 2018, the stadium hosted a friendly between the England national team and Switzerland. England won 1-0 with a goal from Marcus Rashford , with Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell making his England debut as a 79th minute substitute at his home stadium.
On 30 July 2022, the stadium will host the FA Community Shield due to regular home, Wembley Stadium , hosting the final of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 on the following day, with Leicester City being invited to host, as the holders.
This will make Leicester City the only club to host this fixture at two different stadia, following Filbert Street , in 1971.