Away Days

Away Days: King Power Stadium

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Written by : @CraigPodevin

We’ve played in 2 games which we’ve been quite solid in but not been able to put our chances away. Hopefully we can go to an inconsistent Leicester and win the 3 points.

General information

Stadium: King Power Stadium

Capacity: 32,500

Address: Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL

The stadium is completely enclosed, meaning the corners are all the same height and style to give it a consistent look. Around the pitch is blue, making their stadium feel more like their home (hint hint). The West stand includes the executive boxes and the dugout, and it has 2 large screens in the corners. The acoustics of the stadium are good which allows fans to create a great atmosphere.

Travel

Train: The closest station to the stadium is Leicester Railway station, which is around 1.5 miles away and should take about 25-30 minutes to walk. There is normally a heavy police presence on matchdays around the train stations. The walking route to the stadium is clearly signposted from the station, which includes going past Leicester Tigers rugby stadium which is said to be fairly impressive.

Car: Leave the M1 at Junction 21 and take the A5460 which will be signed for Leicester City Centre. Continue on the road, under the railway bridge and for another 200 yards. Turn right into Upperton Road (sign posted as the Royal Infirmary) and then right again into Filbert Street. You will see the stadium there. Traffic tends to build up around the stadium so allow yourself some extra time if driving.

Parking: You are able to park on side streets off Narborough Road but this will be further out from the stadium and may require a 20 minute walk from your car. You can park at the Rugby Club for £10 which is approximately 10 minutes from the stadium. Police close several roads around the stadium for up to 40 minutes after the match, so traffic builds up very quickly.

There is a park and ride feature which runs from Enderby (LE19 2AB) which is near Junction 21 of the M1. Although it doesn’t pick up very close to the King Power Stadium, it picks up from the city centre. It costs £4 for a group of five people. The drop off/pick up point is about a five minute walk from the ground.

Food and drink

One of the better pubs for away fans is Counting House on Freemens Common Road. This pub has mixed fans and has the usual facilities, food and drink. It’s located next to a Morrisons, for those who want cheaper alternatives for food or drinks on the go.

Huntsman Pub on Narborough Road is about a 15 minute walk from the King Power Stadium and shows BT games. This pub also offers car parking for £5. In the same area is the Westcotes Constitutional Club which is family friendly.

Coming out of Leicester Railway Station, turn left and cross to the other side and you will see The Hind. This pub serves real ales. There’s also a Wetherspoons called Last Plantaget if you turn right out of the station and turn left into Granby Street.

Most of the pubs near the stadium are fans only, so please avoid most pubs in the area.

Really hoping we can get back to winning ways, so support the lads and let them know you’re behind them. Away support has always been fantastic with us. COYI!

-@CraigPodevin

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