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Leicester City announce plans to expand the King Power stadium

Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha celebrate’s his dad’s birthday with stadium expansion plans

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The once known Walkers Stadium, now King Power Stadium, looks set for change once more as the club announced expansion today for the historic ground.

Now you might say, ”It’s only 16! How can it be historic?”. Well let’s open the history book shall we?

The wild ride at the KP so far

October the 12th, 2003 at 15:15 BST, still fresh off his World Cup win the year before, Roberto Carlos scored his only International goal of that year in a 1-0 win against Jamaica.

2008, he-who-will-not-be-named sinks Leicester outside the top two tiers of English Football for their first time ever.

2009, the Foxes celebrate their first League One title.

Lloyd Dyer became Cristiano Ronaldo’s favorite player when he scored in a 2-1 Npower Cup loss to Real Madrid July of 2011.

In April of 2014 Leicester beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on a Friday night to end up securing promotion back to the Premier League the next day.

Later that year, Leicester secure their seventh 2nd tier championship.

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The 14-15 season brings us the Greatest Escape. We all know what happened in 15-16.

September 16, 2017 the KP hosts its first ever European match, a 1-0 win over FC Porto.

The last three years sees the stadium at an average 98% capacity, its highest ever.

The Future

It is safe to say that after 16 years, a lot has happened at this ground. It’s also a testament to how awesome the owners are that they want to expand rather than build a brand new home for the Foxes. While there is no firm number on how much bigger the 32,243 seater will expand, Leicester City Football Club is growing and the KP is the fortress their success will be built upon.