AWAY DAYS: Leicester travel information
26th August 2016
Leicester City v Swansea City
Saturday, August 27 (3pm kick-off)
Address: King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL
Telephone: 0344 815 6000
What's it like? Nearly 1,000 Swans fans are in the North-East corner; the view of the pitch is good, but seats are set well back from the pitch. The concourse is comfortable and there is your normal range of football food including burgers, hot dogs and pies. TV screens are in the concourse showing the game going on within the stadium.
Hotels - Hotels near the stadium are Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn, and Campbells Guest House. There are many hotels in the city centre to suit all budgets and tastes. With everything going on in Leicester over the weekend, early booking is advised. Visit Leicester is a good place to start planning your visit.
Pubs & grub - The ground can be walked to from the city centre (15-20 minutes), where there are plenty of pubs to be found. Most of the pubs near the stadium are home fans only. In particular The Symphony Rooms and The F Bar should be avoided. The Half-Time Orange pub over the road from the away end is a members-only Leicester City bar.
A good pub is the Counting House (LE2 7LH), which welcomes home and away fans, with all the normal facilities on offer. The pub is towards Staples, past the Local Hero pub (LE2 7LB) which may not now accept away fans, and the Mecca Bingo Hall.
The Font (LE2 7DP), on Gateway Street, near to the hospital is quite a big pub, and busy with home and away fans. It offers a wide selection of beers, including real ales and good value matchday food, and is a 15-minute walk from the away end. For those arriving by train, The Hind (LE2 0PD) pub across the road from the station serves real ales. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium.
Parking - There's street parking to be found around the Upperton Road area and streets running off the A5460 by the railway bridge, a 15-minute walk away, but some residents' parking has started. You can park at Leicester Rugby Club (£3), a 10-minute walk away. Saffron Lane Sports Ground car park, a five-minute walk away, is £3.50. There are 300 spaces on a first-come, first-served basis, open 2 hours before kick-off. By
Train - The station is in the city centre with a heavy police presence, and is around a 25-minute walk, with the ground signposted. Trains leave Swansea 9.13am and 10.21am for the 4.5-hour journey. Coming back you need the 6.19pm (if you run), 6.50pm, 8.19pm or 8.50pm trains.
Please note, our allocation for this fixture has sold out. Thanks for your fantastic support.