- Address: Filbert Way, Leicester
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 32,000
- Opened: 23 July 2002
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Leicester City (football)
Extra stadium info – King Power Stadium
The stadium is known as a venue for several events, like boxing, concerts, football and rugby union. The King Power Stadium is named after a travel retail group. It was known as the Walkers Stadium between 2002 and 2011. In 2003, the national football team of England won their first match at the King Power Stadium. The venue hosted three Rugby World Cup matches in 2015. 29,000 people showed up for the first Rugby World Cup match at the stadium. The national rugby union team of the Argentine Republic won the game. Romania won the second game of the tournament at the King Power Stadium and the Argentine Republic won the third game of the tournament at the venue.
The football stadium opened with a match between Leicester City, nicknamed The Foxes, and the Spanish side Athletic Club from Bilbao. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Roberto Martínez Rípodas, nicknamed Tiko, scored the first goal at the stadium. Leicester City Football Club drew an average home attendance of 29,000 in their first domestic league season at the venue.
English football champions and a bet
In 2016, Leicester City surprised with their first-ever Premier League title. They became the 23rd club with an English top-flight football league title. Preston North End Football Club became the first English football champions in 1889. A while before The Foxes won their first Premier League title, a Leicester City fan who stood to win £250,000 from a £50 bet on Leicester City winning the Premier League cashed out for £72,000. Several hours later, his stake would have been worth £91,000 after another Premier League victory for Leicester City.
The UEFA Champions League
On 27 September 2016, the King Power Stadium hosted its first-ever UEFA Champions League match. Leicester City FC won the game 1-0 against FC Porto from the Portuguese Republic. 31,000 people showed up for the match. LCFC also won their second, third and fourth UEFA Champions League home game. The second game was against FC København from Denmark, the third game was against Club Brugge from Belgium and the fourth game was against Sevilla FC from Spain.