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King Power Development to Put Leicester on the Map

King Power Development to Put Leicester on the Map

There are exciting times ahead for Leicester City both on and off the pitch, especially with forthcoming plans to redevelop their King Power Stadium, as well as the area around it.

As a club that was languishing down in League One just over a decade ago, it's safe to say that the Foxes are on the up and heading in an ambitious direction, and their proposed revamped home looks set to be the envy of many teams across the land.

East Stand Set for Modern Look

There's no doubting that Leicester, who are currently 75/1 this season in the Premier League winner odds, possess the brand of football that will attract spectators from far and wide. Manager Brendan Rodgers has built a winning culture at the club, and those who pay attention to the ever-changing EPL betting tips will know that the East Midlands outfit will again be pushing to secure a return to Champions League football this season.

Playing in Europe's premier competition is a major goal for Leicester's hierarchy, and a new-look King Power Stadium would be the perfect setting for thrilling European nights. Therefore, the priority for the Leicester hierarchy is to develop the current East Stand at the King Power, increasing the capacity by 8,000 seats. The extra seating in the East Stand would take the overall capacity of the ground up to 40,000, which seems a reasonable total for the club to fill on a regular basis throughout the season.

Leicester bosses will be confident they can sell out the extra 8,000 capacity, as there's already high demand for Premier League tickets. The Foxes have been selling out their ground since making a return to the English top-flight, and the noise levels will inevitably be even higher following the redevelopment to the East Stand.

Foxes Eyeing Seamless Transition

With the club looking to secure planning permission, Leicester hope they'll be able to start construction as soon as the summer of 2024. Those who currently hold seats in the East Stand shouldn't be concerned about their place, with reports suggesting the new stand will be built behind the current structure before being knocked through during the off-season. This approach worked to great effect at Anfield when Liverpool added capacity to their Merseyside home a few years ago.

Meanwhile, Leicester have further ambitious plans revolving around the stadium, with proposals for a hotel that will include 220 rooms. Match-going supporters and other guests will be able to stay at the venue, which is also set to double up as a business centre. An indoor arena, residential tower and flagship store are also part of the elaborate plans. This extra revenue will only help Leicester City in their bid to compete with some of the bigger names in the top flight on and off the pitch.

A Premier League title in the 2015-16 season and an FA Cup win last term were landmark moments for Leicester in their history. With the development of the King Power, and with a top-quality team on the field, even more success might well be on the horizon.

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