English Premier League football club Leicester City has detailed plans to trial a dedicated singing section at King Power Stadium for next month’s Carabao Cup match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Leicester said that the singing section, which will be trialled following requests from supporters, will form part of the club’s ongoing research into enhancing the match-day experience at King Power Stadium. The trial, which will be carried out at the Brighton match on October 27, will follow a similar pilot in January 2020 for an FA Cup match against Wigan Athletic.
For the Brighton match, a designated singing section will be located in Block M1 of the North Stand. Season ticket holders wishing to relocate to this section have been asked to follow the BUY link when purchasing their tickets online – instead of the Claim Reserved Seat link – and then select a seat in M1.
Tickets in the singing section are subject to availability. Should capacity remain following the exclusivity period for season ticket holders, the section will be opened up to Fox Members from October 5.
The news comes amid Leicester’s plans to significantly renovate King Power Stadium by expanding its capacity from 32,000 to 40,000. The proposals were first revealed by Leicester in July and the club revealed the first renderings of the expansion last month.
Leicester’s wide-ranging plans also include a mixed-use development that will feature a new arena. The extra seats would be added in the East Stand, with other plans including a new club megastore, 220-room hotel, club and commercial office space, a residential tower, and a new multi-storey car park.
King Power Stadium opened in 2002 and Leicester’s Thai owners, King Power International, have long-held ambitions to enhance the club’s facilities. Public consultations for the expansion project officially opened after the release of the renderings.
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