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Leicester City Wins Approval for King Power Stadium Expansion

Leicester City Football Club has finalised a section 106 deal for its planned 8,000-seat East Stand extension to the King Power Stadium.

The hybrid application, initially submitted for consideration in October 2021, also includes outline planning for a fanzone and public realm, an event and entertainment arena, a 220-room hotel, a residential tower and a new flagship club retail space.

Leicester Time: Leicester City Wins Approval for King Power Stadium Expansion
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This wider masterplan is critical to the viability of the overall project and the club said more work had to be done to finalise these elements before sanctioning works to start.

The club said approval of outline planning gave it the opportunity to reassess its detailed proposals in light of market dynamics which have changed significantly since the Club’s proposals were initially submitted in October 2021.

A Leicester City spokesperson said: “The Club’s acquisition of further adjacent land since the planning application was first submitted can now also be factored into our vision for the overall site, and presents a further opportunity to strengthen the Club’s overall commercial proposition.

“It will be the responsibility of the Club’s leadership to ensure that the final detailed plans for a project of such longevity deliver optimal value, particularly given the scale of investment which will be required from the Club and its owners to bring it to fruition.

“The Club looks forward to advancing those detailed proposals, while continuing to monitor associated market conditions, which will enable us to plan an appropriate timeline for development work to commence.”