English football is home to many impressively modern stadiums, but few, if any, come with such a triumphant and tragic recent history as Leicester City’s King Power Stadium. First, there was the spinetingling sight and sound of Andrea Bocelli belting out Nessun Dorm to mark the most remarkable title success in the history of the Premier League in 2016. Then came the heartbreaking helicopter crash just two years later, which devastatingly took Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha way before his time. It’s fair to say that the King Power has already experienced the full spectrum of emotions despite only opening in 2002.
As the former club owner and the man responsible for the building of the King Power Stadium, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is suitably remembered, with both a Memorial Garden and a statue located in the vicinity of the ground. Given that history of glory and pain, it is no surprise that a visit to the King Power Stadium features on the to-do list of many Leicester City supporters and football fans in general. Of course, thousands of Foxes fans fill the stands on match day, but the view from the seats to the pitch reveals only a fraction of what this exceptional facility has to offer.
For the complete experience – including a glimpse into the exclusive player areas, changing rooms and dugout – a full stadium tour is in order. Thankfully, those good folks at Leicester City are only too happy to oblige, with tours scheduled throughout the year. Here, we look at what is on offer as part of your stroll through the home of the Foxes, when tours take place, prices, and more.
Stadium Tour Itinerary
Tours commence at the Player’s Entrance to the King Power Stadium. Leicester City provide a friendly guide to act as your tour host and take you around the following areas.
- Players Lounge – Curious about where Jamie Vardy and co hang out when not receiving their instructions in the changing room or strutting their stuff out on the pitch? Now’s your chance to find out.
- Reception Area – Next stop, the impressive glass-fronted reception area, complete with memorabilia from the triumphant 2015/16 campaign and subsequent Champions League adventure
- Directors Lounge – Having seen where the players like to chill out, the third stop gives you the inside view of the exclusive Directors Lounge
- Champions Club – One of the newest areas of the stadium, the Champions Club is the destination for those who like to do their match day in style. Combining a high-end dining experience with access to an attached area in the stands, the swish facility impressively blends the past and present of Leicester City.
- LCFC TV Studio – Leicester City fans will no doubt be familiar with LCFC TV, thanks to the array of match highlights and interviews provided by the in-house broadcaster. This next leg gives you the chance to see where it all comes together.
- Players Entrance – Make your entrance into the stadium in the style of Leicester City’s first team and Women’s side.
- Press Room – Nigel Pearson, Claudio Ranieri, Enzo Maresca, and more have all fielded questions in this auditorium. You have probably seen it on the TV, now see it in real life.
- Home & Away Changing Rooms – The excitement builds throughout the tour, with the final three legs being the most anticipated for the majority of fans. First up, the ultra-modern circular changing room. This is the site of the most influential team talks in the club’s recent history, and where all your heroes don that famous blue shirt.
- Filbert Way Tunnel – Ever wondered what it feels like to walk down the tunnel ahead of a top-level football game? Wonder no more in the iconic Filbert Way Tunnel, complete with huge wall-mounted images of the Foxes’ finest moments.
- Pitchside – Having made it down the tunnel, you are now where the real action takes place – within touching distance of the hallowed green turf. See the stadium as the players see it and recall your most memorable Foxes moments. And if the urge to channel your inner Ranieri proves too strong, why not take your seat in the dugout?
- Foxes Fanstore – Tour complete, your guide will drop you off in the excellent club store. Pick up a replica shirt or souvenir to remember your visit.
Each tour lasts around 90 minutes – pretty fitting for a football-related experience.
Meet the Legends
The club provides an excellent guide to oversee most tours. However, things move up a notch with the special Legends Tours. Taking place regularly throughout the year, these Stadium Tours are led by one of the following three Leicester City heroes.
- Gerry Taggart – Leicester’s King Power Stadium- Tough tackling Taggart racked up 117 appearances for Leicester between 1998 and 2004, winning the League Cup in 2000, suffering relegation in 2002, but remaining with the side to regain their Premier League status at the first time of asking.
- Matt Elliott – The hero of that 2000 League Cup final was Taggart’s defensive partner, Matt Elliott. Powering a header in off the bar in the 29th minute, Elliott then glanced in another nine minutes from time to hand the Foxes the trophy. All told, Elliott made 245 appearances for the Foxes between 1997 and 2005.
- Steve Walsh – Beginning life as a centre forward under Brian Little, former club captain Walsh is best remembered for his steely presence at the heart of the Foxes defence. Hitting 62 goals in 449 appearances, he lifted the League Cup in 1997 and picked up a second winners medal in that competition in 2000.
When Do Tours Take Place?
Standard stadium tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays, with most months seeing 1-3 weekends set aside for tours. The following four start times are available: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Legends tours are usually held on the final Thursday of the month. Those attending are advised to arrive around 30 minutes before the advertised start time. See the official Leicester City site for all the latest dates.
How Much Does a Stadium Tour Cost?
In 2024, tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £8 for concessions with discounts available to Season Ticket and Fox Membership holders. Visit the online ticket office or call 0344 815 5000 to book and double check the latest ticket prices. Large groups should contact [email protected] to discuss booking details.