Kickoff at Leicester City Football Club

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Leicester City

You’ve no doubt heard of Leicester City because they recently pulled off one of the great fairy-tale seasons of all time. And in 2021 they won their first FA Cup. But there’s more to the Foxes and their city than memories of two great seasons.

LOCATION: One hour north of London by train and one hour east of Birmingham

CONTACT: lcfc.com, 0344 815 5000, #LCFC

NICKNAMES: The Foxes

History

Before 2015, Leicester City’s history was that of a top second-tier football club, if that makes sense. Since their founding in 1884, they have spent all but one year in the top two flights of English football, and in fact they are tied for having won the second tier the most times ever—seven. Until they won the 2021 FA Cup Final, they had played…

Rivalries

Any game between Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, and Derby County would be considered an East Midlands derby. There’s also a rivalry with Coventry City, at least according to the folks at Coventry

Women's Team

LCFC Women play in the Women’s Super League, tier 1 of the pyramid. Games are at the King Power Stadium, same as the men, or at the Pirelli Stadium, home of Burton

Songs

It’s not a song, but you’ll want to be in your seats when the team comes out. That’s because they are welcomed by a man blowing a fox-hunting horn. It’s

Stadium

The King Power Stadium, named for a Thailand-based duty-free retail company owned by the same people as the club, replaced Filbert Lane in 2002. It’s a shame they don’t  keep the old names. You can visit the site of Filbert Lane nearby and look for Gary Lineker Way; the host of BBC’s Match of the Day is a local lad and played for the club…

Going to a Game at Leicester City

GETTING THERE: It’s about a 30-minute walk from the main train station, with signs pointing the way. Buses 84, 86, and 88 from the center will also get you to Freemen’s Common, a few minutes from the stadium. With all of this just an hour north of St. Pancras in London, you could have breakfast and dinner in London while catching a Foxes game in…

Leicester City Tickets

Like many Premier League clubs, Leicester can be a tough ticket, especially when it’s a big game. But with a membership you should be able to get into most games; the international rate was £25 for adults last season. Ticket prices for adults run from £26 to £50, and hospitality options are quite reasonable.

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