The King Power Stadium, which was known as the Walkers Stadium between 2002 and 2011, is one of the East Midlands' principle sporting venues, well known nationally for being the training ground of the Leicester City Football Club. It's within a mile radius of a good selection of hotels and restaurants, and only 1.5 miles from Leicester Railway Station.
A Brief History of the King Power Stadium
Completed in 2002, the King Power Stadium replaced Leicester city's previous training ground, Filbert Street, which opened way back in 1891, just seven years after the club was founded as the Leicester Fosse before adopting its current name in 1919. Today, the stadium has four stands, and has hosted a number of international matches such as the Friendly between Jamaica and Ghana in 2006.
Accommodation near the King Power Stadium
For budget friendly accommodation nearby, you could book a stay at the Hotel Campanile Leicester on St. Matthews Way, and if you're looking for somewhere top-of-the-range, consider the opulent Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, renowned for its beautiful Victorian exterior.
Other Things to See and Do near the King Power Stadium
See the remains of Leicester's Norman castle and Roman walls, visit the Abbey Pumping Station to learn about Leicester's scientific and technological heritage, and explore the National Space Centre, one of Europe's biggest space exhibitions. Leicester is also home to the Leicestershire Country Cricket Club, another prestigious sporting venue that is a member of the first-class county clubs and was established in 1879.
Leicester Hotels with 24-Hour Receptions
Many hotels near the King Power Stadium operate friendly 24-hour receptions and provide 24-hour room service so you can make a request at any time of the day or night. More high-end venues will also have fully equipped business centres and conference venues that are suitable for corporate meetings and other important functions, and some may also offer free high-speed internet connections. Deluxe hotels are also likely to have fully equipped fitness centres with free weights, cardiovascular equipment, and experienced personal trainers available so you can always keep up-to-date with your fitness regime during your travels.