Leicester reveal plans to increase King Power capacity by 25% to 40,000

Leicester have announced plans to expand the King Power Stadium as part of ambitious designs to improve their home. The FA Cup holders will confirm plans next month before a public consultation, with the aim being to add 8,000 seats to the East Stand to take the capacity to 40,000.

If the planning is successful, the stadium would become the 10th-largest among current Premier League sides.

“In addition to the increase in capacity, preliminary plans will include a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose event and entertainment arena,” the club said. “There are also proposals for a new Leicester City retail space, residential and commercial space, and multi-storey car parking facilities.”

Leicester had an average attendance of 32,021 for the Premier League title-winning campaign of 2015-16 and have the 13th-biggest capacity in the division.

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