Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, vice-chairman of Leicester City, has confirmed that the English Premier League football club has started the initial planning process to expand and develop its King Power Stadium home ground.

The facility has a current maximum capacity of 32,312, but with the club growing in stature since winning the Premier League in the 2015-16 season, demand for tickets has increased.

The King Power Stadium is also regularly used to stage other sporting and non-sporting events, and the club is keen to capitalise on this by adding more seats and facilities to the venue.

Writing in his column for the team’s City Matchday Magazine on the weekend, Srivaddhanaprabha said management is keen to introduce better access at the stadium and add new facilities for fans and the local community.

“We are now in a position to begin a more thorough consultation on the development of King Power Stadium,” Srivaddhanaprabha said.

“The plan is to increase capacity and upgrade facilities for the stadium itself, and invest in the surrounding site to create an exciting events destination for the city of Leicester.

“The magical, formidable King Power Stadium atmosphere has been a powerful feature of the club’s success in recent times. We must ensure that any future proposals serve to enhance that experience, not dilute it. It will be a major priority in our planning.”

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