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The Ultimate Leicester City Experience

Leicester City, or the Foxes, are former Premier League champions and play at the slick King Power stadium. They have established themselves in the top flight and have recently played Champions League football on home soil. Their fans are always willing to get involved and their strong team always has the ability to excite. Leicester’s only Premier League triumph since their formation in 1884, came in 2015/16 when they pulled off one of the biggest shocks in footballing history, where they defied the odds and were crowned champions. Their pace, powerhouse and counter attacking football puts fans on the edge of their seats throughout the game and are fantastic entertainment for the neutral supporter.



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Leicester City, or the Foxes, are former Premier League champions and play at the slick King Power stadium. They have established themselves in the top flight and have recently played Champions League football on home soil.

Their fans are always willing to get involved and their strong team always has the ability to excite. Leicester’s only Premier League triumph since their formation in 1884, came in 2015/16 when they pulled off one of the biggest shocks in footballing history, where they defied the odds and were crowned champions.

Their pace, powerhouse and counter attacking football puts fans on the edge of their seats throughout the game and are fantastic entertainment for the neutral supporter. Leicester City were originally named the Leicester Fosse FC, as they originally played on a field near Fosse Road.

They were formed by a group of old boys of Wyggeston school, before joining the FA in 1890. they joined the Midland league in 1891 and were elected to Division two of the Football League in 1894. They gained promotion to the First division in 1907-08 after finishing runners up, although lasted just a single season in the top flight.

Leicester Fosse suffered financial trouble which led to them trading and eventually reforming the club as Leicester City in 1919. They won the division two title in 1924-25 and recorded their second highest league finish to date in 1928-29 of runners up.

The went through the first and second division a number of times until 1939. They gained promotion back to the top flight in 1954 after winning the division two title. After they were relegated again, prolific striker, Arthur Rowley scored 44 goals firing them to division one until 1969.

The Foxes won their first piece of silverware in 1964, in the League cup, as well as the community shield in 1971. They continued to go from division one, to two, and back again for most of their status as a football club. Gary Lineker was coming through the ranks in the 80s and helped them establish themselves in the top flight.

 However, after his sale to Everton in 1985, they were relegated again two years later. In 1991, Leicester almost then went one step further and nearly suffered relegation to division three, but survived under Gordon Lee, after he was appointed midway through the season.

Leicester made it to the Premier League in 1993-94 via the play offs with Brian Little in charge, but after he left for Aston Villa, Mark McGhee could not save them from suffering relegation, just a year after they were promoted.

Leicester moved to their new home, the Walkers stadium in 2002-03, ending their 111 year stay at Filbert Street. However, the club fell into administration at the start of the season after a loss of TV money, a large wage bill and lower than expected fees for players to be transferred, alongside the cost of the new stadium.

In 2007, Milan Manderic took over the club, but managers were struggling to work under his ownership. This eventually took its toll after they were eventually relegated to League One in 2007-08, costing manager at the time, Ian Holloway, his job.

They however came straight back to the Championship as champions, under Nigel Pearson, and then reached the Championship play offs in their first season back, although lost to Cardiff on penalties. Pearson then left the club to manage Hull, and Paulo Sousa took over.

Manderic then sold the club in 2010 to the King Power Group, leading also to their stadium name change in the King Power Stadium. The stadium is now famous for its immaculate pitch and fans getting involved for celebrations and remembrances.

Pearson returned to the club in 2011-12 and guided them to the play offs in his first full season, however lost in the semi-finals to Watford with a moment of footballing history with Troy Deeney’s last-minute winner. Disappointment did not last long as they went up as Champions the following season and in their first season back in the Premier League, managed a great escape after seven wins in their last nine games.

Claudio Ranieri was appointed ahead of the 2015-16 season and would go on to be one of the greatest appointments in footballing history. With no pricey signings ahead of the season, the signings Ranieri made such as N’Golo Kante and Christian Fuchs would go on to be instrumental as the Foxes went on to win the Premier League title, alongside unstoppable faces of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.

The bookmakers had them as 5000/1 to win the league and suffered a large pay out to people who had money on them to triumph. Vardy also went on to beat a Premier League record, scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League matches, and the club qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Despite spending big in the summer on the likes of Sporting CP’s Islam Slimani for £28m their joy as champions was fairly short lived, especially after the sale of star player Kante, and despite winning coach of the year, Ranieri was dismissed after poor league form. Craig Shakespeare took over in the 2016-17 season and helped Leicester make it to the quarter finals of the Champions League, only to be knocked out by Atletico Madrid. Shakespeare was sacked in the 2017-18 season and replaced by former Southampton manager, Claude Puel.

They still have a number of big names in the side, like Mahrez and Vardy, and always put on a show. Now they have consolidated themselves as a Premier League side and winning the title previously against the odds, it seems they can now push for European qualification and success in cup competitions.

Shakespeare was handed a contract extension following his efforts and he kicked off his reign by signing highly-rated Hull City centre-back Harry Maguire, Sevilla’s Vincente Iborra and Manchester City prospect Kelechi Iheanacho whilst letting go of Tom Lawrence and Danny Drinkwater.

A poor start to the new campaign with just one win in the opening five Premier League games saw Shakespeare sacked though, albeit harshly like the fate Ranieri suffered, and he was replaced by former Southampton manager Claude Puel. Sporting CP midfielder Adrien Silva finally secured a move to Leicester in the January transfer window to bolster Puel’s squad.

A fairly average season under Puel, in which his style of play was regularly questioned, sparked speculation about his future. Leicester’s failure to qualify for European competition was confirmed after a pitiful 5-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in April but they still secured a top-half finish in 9th.

The Foxes suffered quarter-final exits in both the FA Cup and EFL Cup to Chelsea and Manchester City at the King Power Stadium respectively but had a major positive in Jamie Vardy who tallied up an impressive 23 goals which saw him get picked in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad.

Leicester have already started acquiring new players ahead of the 2018-19 season. Norwich City Player of the Year James Maddison and FC Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira both joined for over £20m whilst they had to pay just £3.5m for West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans after The Baggies’ relegation.

Robert Huth, a key squad member in the club’s staggering 2015-16 Premier League title capture, left on a free transfer and back-up goalkeeper Ben Hamer was snatched up by Huddersfield Town.

Leicester City football tickets

Back in the 2015-16 season, Leicester City produced one of the greatest sporting miracles of all time and you can now witness the aftermath by purchasing Leicester City football tickets with Box Office Events. We offer the best Leicester City football tickets and make it easy for you to enjoy some of the country’s most exciting football. Don’t miss out on bagging your Leicester City ticket or hospitality package at the welcoming King Power Stadium and get in touch now – all match tickets are available.

 

Box Office Events’ guide to buying Leicester City tickets

After completing the fairy-tale story of winning their maiden Premier League trophy during the 2015/16 season, Leicester City’s support has gone global.

The Foxes not only touched the hearts of football fans in their home city, but all across the planet and people from all over have since flocked to the King Power Stadium to witness Leicester in action.

Their new-found fame inside a stadium far smaller than its global popularity has made it trickier to obtain Leicester tickets during the past two years, but here at Box Office Events, we have devised a guide into buying Leicester City tickets aiming to provide you with the best possible way to secure seats at the King Power.

Season Tickets
For fans wishing to secure a regular seat to watch Leicester, then purchasing a season ticket is the best way of doing so.

The club currently allows up to 23,000 season ticket holders per season.

A season ticket with the club comes with the same seat for all 19 of Leicester’s home matches for the 2018/19 campaign. Season ticket holders can also use their seat for all home Domestic cup matches, as long as they book their seat prior to each pre-cup match deadline and will have to pay for cup tickets.

Prices for new season ticket holders, that purchase their first season ticket from the 3rd July 2018 onwards, cost between £395 and £730 (£20.79-£38.42 per league match) for adults aged between 22 and 64, for seniors aged 65 and over, season tickets cost between £295 and £485 (£15.53-£25.53 per match). Leicester also offer five different season ticket price brackets for junior fans; supporters aged between 18 and 21 are charged between £295 to £510 (£15.53-£26.84 per match), fans aged between 12 and 17 will have to pay from £145 to £180 (£7.63-£9.47 a match) and supporters aged 10 and 11 are charged between £65 and £115 (£3.42-£6.05 a match) for the campaign. In the Family Stand, supporters aged nine and under can get free season tickets, but in other areas of the stadium, they can be charged up to £110 (£5.79 per match) for the season.

Supporters wishing to experience premium seating for the season can do so on either the First Floor or inside the Fosse Club. This option is available only to existing season ticket holders renewing their yearly pass. On the First Floor, season tickets cost £850 (£44.74 a match) for adults aged between 18 and 64, £700 (£36.84 per match) for seniors aged 65 and over and at £425 (£22.37 per match) for fans aged under 18-years-old. Meanwhile, Fosse Club premium membership is only available at adult prices and costs £1,065 (£56.05 per match) for the whole campaign.

Season tickets can also be paid via 10 direct debit instalments, making the financial strain on Leicester City season tickets much easier.

The club’s reward scheme, Foxes Rewards, will also reward season ticket holders for their loyalty with the chance of earning some exclusive prizes and offers.

Priority access for away tickets is primarily given to season ticket holders; tickets for these games are distributed via a loyalty points-based system, which often favours season ticket holders.

Buying Tickets
There are three ways of buying Leicester City tickets directly from the club.

These can be purchased from the club themselves via their over the phone box office, the club’s official website and from the stadium’s own ticket office.

Prices of tickets cost between £26 and £50 for adults aged between 22 and 64, from £24 to £44 for senior spectators aged 65 and over and between 18 and 21, from £20 to £34 for fans between the ages of 12 and 17, between £6 and £15 for 10 and 11-year-olds and between £0-£12 for supporters under the age of 10. Free tickets for fans under the age of 10 are only available for category B matches in the family stand.

Official Leicester City football tickets can also be purchased via Box Office Events.

General Sale
Over the past four seasons, Leicester have had an average capacity attendance of 99% for matches, making tickets often incredibly difficult to obtain.

It is recommended that you do purchase a club membership to stand a much better chance of gaining access to Leicester City tickets, as waiting until they reach general sale can be risky.

Hospitality Packages
Leicester City offer a variety of hospitality packages for supporters and corporate businesses wanting to take in a premium matchday viewing experience.

The six lounges available at the King Power Stadium are: The Gallery, the Premier Lounge, the Fosse Club, the TV Studio and the Banks Lounge.

Private tables at The Gallery cost between £3,342 and £3,480 per season and between £145 + VAT to £310 + VAT per match, and for that, you shall receive: luxury padded seats for the match inside the Gallery’s private seating area, complimentary wines, beers and soft drinks, a four-course meal, a complimentary matchday magazine and team sheet, your host will be a former Leicester City player and you will also receive refreshments at hall-time and full-time. The Gallery is located on the corner between the West and North stands.

Premier Lounge hospitality is located in the centre of the West Stand. Seating in this area comes with: seating in the Directors’ Box, a matchday concierge, complimentary served refreshments, seasonal VIP car parking permitting one space per four memberships, free WiFi and a complimentary matchday magazine and newspapers. Pricing for packages in this lounge cost £3,180 for the season.

Seats inside the Legends Lounge is located at the back of the Main Stand and can be purchased either match by match or for the season. Privileges with Legends Lounge hospitality include: private luxury padded match seating, a four-course plated meal, a complimentary matchday magazine and team sheet, a Leicester City legend as your matchday host, refreshments at half-time and full-time, a post-match presentation which has both entertainment and Leicester’s Man of the Match in attendance and a cash bar. An all-inclusive bar is also available on request for parties of 10 or more. This costs £3,342 per person for the season, or between £135 + VAT and £300 + VAT per person per match.

Fosse Club seating is available in two different locations, both of which are situated on the first floor in the West Stand. A three-course chef’s table menu, half-time team and coffee, a complimentary matchday magazine and a cash bar are all included with hospitality inside the Fosse Club, with prices costing between £120 + VAT to £230 + VAT per person per match, whilst seasonal membership costs £2,622 per person.

The TV Studio provides the only match by match private setting in the entire stadium and can cater for either 12 or 16-person parties. Studio hospitality comes with the option to watch the match from behind glass, access to the studio two-and-a-half hours before the match and an hour after the match, an enhanced atmosphere via stadium speakers, a flat-screen television, a set three-course meal, a complimentary car parking space for every four people in your party, inclusive complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and a complimentary matchday magazine and team sheet. This package can be purchased for between £140 + VAT and £300 + VAT per person per match for both 12 and 16-person groups, depending on who the match is against, whilst seasonal hospitality costs £3,180 per person in the TV Studio.

Banks Lounge hospitality is also situated inside the West Stand and comes with luxury padded seating, a two-course seasonal buffet, a complimentary matchday magazine and team sheet, an available cash bar and purchasable half-time refreshments. Your experience will also be hosted by a Leicester City legend. Prices including VAT cost £2,394 for the season, whilst matchday prices range from £110 + VAT to £215 + VAT per person.

Best places to sit at the King Power Stadium
Its regular high attendance percentage makes the King Power Stadium a passion-filled arena at times, the best of which can be experienced from sections SK1 and SK2 inside the South Stand, otherwise known as The Kop.

View wise, sitting in the middle on the East Stand will provide the best view of the entire pitch, however, the stadium’s design means that it’s hard to find yourself in a poorly positioned seat.

King Power Stadium information and facts
The King Power Stadium is located on Filbert Way, Leicester. Postcode: LE2 7FL.

Up to 32,312 people can be seated inside the stadium when it is at full capacity, making it the ninth smallest in the Premier League.

It opened in 2002 and since then, Leicester City have been the sole permanent tenants of the venue.

There were talks of a potential ground share with local rugby union side, Leicester Tigers, but nothing permanent was ever agreed. However, the stadium has hosted six Tigers matches between 2005 and 2009, the second of which, that ended in 15-12 defeat to Bath, set the attendance record of 32,488 at the stadium.

It is not just Leicester’s City and Tiger teams which have played matches at the King Power Stadium. England were 2-1 winners in an international friendly against Serbia and Montenegro in June 2003 at the stadium; Jamaica’s national football team has also held two friendly matches at the home of the Foxes. The first ended in a 1-0 defeat against Brazil in October 2003 and in May 2006, they were beaten 4-1 by Ghana. The 2006 Conference Play-Off final and an England Under-21s’ European Championships qualifier have also been played at the King Power.

Three matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup were also played out inside the Leicester-based stadium.

Limited parking is available directly at the ground. Leicester Rugby Club allow fans to park in their car park for £10 per vehicle.

There is also a Leicester Council Park and Ride system in operation from Enderby, which is located near junction 21 on the M1. This costs £4 for a group of up to five people and the bus drops you off at Aylestone Road, which is located just a five minute-walk away from the stadium.

Leicester Railway Station is the nearest train station to the stadium and is situated 1.5 miles away, which is walkable in 25-30 minutes.

Saffron Lane, Aylestone Road, Gas Museum, Raw Dykes Road and Freemen’s Common bus stops are all within a 10-minute walk from the ground.