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Leicester to weigh up King Power Stadium expansion

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has not ruled out the prospect of the English Premier League football club expanding the King Power Stadium.

The atmosphere at the 32,000-capacity stadium is considered to be among the best in the Premier League, with Leicester’s home form proving to be a key factor during last season’s title-winning season.

The subject of expanding the ground has been raised in the past, but Srivaddhanaprabha has stressed that the club would only seek to increase the ground’s capacity if it would not have a detrimental impact on the atmosphere.

Writing in the official matchday magazine ahead of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, Srivaddhanaprabha said, according to the Leicester Mercury newspaper: “It’s a possibility that has been open to us since we purchased the stadium from its previous owners in 2013.

“It is also an example of us ensuring our progress as a club is sustainable. Such decisions require thorough due diligence to ensure it would be beneficial for us in the long term. The atmosphere at King Power Stadium and the power of our fans to contribute to an occasion has been among our biggest strengths in the last seven years. A decision on the stadium development would potentially have an impact on that, so we must be certain that the impact would be positive before we move forward.”