The King Power Stadium has been the home of Leicester City Football Club since its opening in 2002. The 32,000 ground was built to replace the club’s former home at Filbert Street which had become outdated.
The new stadium was opened by former Leicester striker Gary Lineker on the 23rd July 2002, with the club’s first game a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Athletic Bilbao on the 4th August.
Originally known as the Walkers Stadium, the venue became the King Power Stadium in 2011 after the club’s new Thai owners and witnessed one of football’s biggest shocks in 2016 – Leicester City winning the Premier League after initially regarded as relegation candidates.
The stadium has hosted international football, with England playing two fixtures there – defeating Serbia and Montenegro 2-1 in a friendly in June 2003 and defeating Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly in September 2018. The Jamaica national time have also used the venue twice before – losing 1-0 to Brazil in October 2003 and 4-1 to Ghana in May 2006.
The rugby union side Leicester Tigers did initially consider ground sharing with Leicester City but decided to instead extend their own Welford Road ground. The club have however used the King Power for several European Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby matches where they required a larger capacity. Three pool matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup were also played at the stadium, featuring Argentina, Tonga, Canada, Romania and Namibia.
Tickets at King Power Stadium
Leicester City Tickets
Leicester City tickets are available to purchase online, by phone (0344 815 5000) or at the City Fanstore at the stadium.
Ticket prices for Leicester City in the 2020-2021 season were in two different categories depending on the opposition, ranging from:
Adults: £30-£50 (A) & £26-£48 (B)
Seniors: £29-£44 (A) & £24-£42 (B)
Under 22s: £29-£44 (A) & £24-£42 (B)
Under 18s: £24-£34 (A) & £20-£33 (B)
Under 16s: £15-£25 (A) & £13-£24 (B)
Under 12s: £7-£15 (A) & £6-£15 (B)
King Power Stadium Tour
Leicester City offer 60 minute behind the scenes tours of the stadium. Further information and booking is available online.
Location & Travel to King Power Stadium
The King Power Stadium is located about a mile south of Leicester city centre.
Airport: The nearest international airport is East Midlands Airport, which is approximately 22 miles away and has connections to many European destinations. A little further further afield, but offering a great variety of destinations, Birmingham International Airport is about 36 miles away.
Bus: Bus routes 47, 47A, 84 and 85 all stop at Aylestone Road, a five minute walk away from the stadium.
Coach: Megabus offers cheap travel to Leicester and offers over 10 routes from Leeds, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving & Parking: The stadium is served by the following main roads:
- From North: M1, A6; passing Loughborough
- From South: M1, A6; passing Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Rugby
- From East: A47, passing Uppingham and Thurnby
- From West: M6, M69; passing Coventry and Hinckley
Limited car parking is available at the Filbert Street car park, costing £16 per space and must be pre-booked in advance online.
Park & Ride: There are three park & ride sites at Birstall, Meynell’s Gorse and Enderby which operate from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday and costing £3 per person. Further information is available here.
Train: Leicester railway station is on the Midland Main Line with services running south to London and North to Sheffield and Nottingham. The station is just over a mile away, being a 25 minute walk away.
Walk: Walking from the stadium from the city centre takes about 30 minutes, following the River Soar.