King Power Stadium

 
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* Address: Filbert Way, Leicester
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 32,000
* Opened: 23 July 2002
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Leicester City (football)

Extra stadium info – King Power Stadium

The stadium is known as a venue for several events, like boxing, concerts, football and rugby union. The King Power Stadium is named after a travel retail group. It had been known as the Walkers Stadium between 2002 and 2011. In 2015, The venue hosted three Rugby World Cup matches. It opened with a football match between Leicester City Football Club, nicknamed The Foxes, and the Spanish Side Athletic Club. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Roberto Martínez Rípodas, nicknamed Tiko, scored the first goal at the stadium. Tenants Leicester City drew an average home attendance of 29,000 in their first domestic league season at the venue.

In 2016, Leicester City FC surprised with their first-ever Premier League title. They became the 23rd club to become English football champions. On 27 September 2016, the King Power Stadium hosted its first-ever UEFA Champions League match. Leicester City FC won the game 1-0 against FC Porto from Portugal. 31,000 people showed up for the match. LCFC also won their second, third and fourth UEFA Champions League home game. The second game was against FC København from Denmark, the third game was against Club Brugge from Belgium and the fourth game was against Sevilla FC from Spain.

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