Leicester City's Supporters Have Applied for ACV status for the King Power Stadium
The Foxes Trust have is we believe among 20 groups to apply to have their stadium protected, joining Charlton and others and continuing the march towards widespread ACV status in English football. Ipswich Town also recently achieved ACV status for its ground Portman Road which is owned by their Local Authority. Read more on this here on the Supporters Direct website
The Midland club left long time home ground Filbert Street for a brand new 32,000 all-seater ground then known as the Walkers Stadium nearby, after it became apparent the 21,500 capacity of their former home would not be enough during their Premiership years, completing in 2002. However fate meant relegation, and a £30 million debt that would see Leicester go into administration.
Although ownership of the ground was affected, and for a time was completely separate from the club, in 2013 Thai company King Power bought the ground through their company K Power Holdings Co, Ltd, with the club owned by King Power International, which we believe to be the same or a closely related business.
We will be updating this article with comments from the Foxes Trust later.
In the meantime CAS Trust would like to wish the Foxes Trust all the best of luck.