Are you planning a trip to Leicester, England and want to catch a Premier League football game? Then you’ll want to know the King Power Stadium bag policy. Ensure your trip is stress-free with this guide on visiting the stadium, how to get there, where to stay, and more!
About King Power Stadium
Home of the Leicester City Football Club since 2002, King Power Stadium is located near the city centre of Leicester, England. Although primarily used for football matches, the venue also holds concerts and rugby matches, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The stadium holds a capacity of 32,273. However, there are plans to expand the stadium to add 6,000 more seats, a 220-room hotel, and an entertainment arena.
There are plenty of food and drink options during your visit, including burgers, steak pies, and hot dogs. You can also purchase a hospitality package for your experience. If you want to take a tour of King Power Stadium, you have to check online for the days they are available. Tours only run 3 to 5 days a month, with 4 time slots during the day, so they quickly sell out. Nearby entertainment options also include the National Space Centre and New Walk Museum.
King Power Stadium Bag Policy
The turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to go through the required bag searching and screening protocols. The King Power Stadium bag policy limits any bags bigger than A4 size, or 30cm x 20cm x 10cm. Golfing umbrellas are also not allowed in the stadium.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the stadium no longer has bag drop facilities on site. This service may become available in the future but there is no current timeline regarding this.
Luggage Storage Near King Power Stadium
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King Power Stadium Transportation
Getting to King Power Stadium is easy since it is around a 15 to 20-minute walk from the city centre. Plenty of public transportation options are nearby. The stadium also promotes green travel, such as cycling. Supporters can utilise the cycle park by cycling to King Power Stadium. There are 20 spaces, free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Leicester Railway station is the closest station to the stadium – about a 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi drive away.
First Group and Arriva buses go to the stadium from the city centre. One of the closest stops is at Aylestone, outside Freemen’s Common. The following lines have stops near the stadium:
If you are driving to the stadium, you’ll take the M69 and M1, exiting at Junction 21 towards the city centre. There is no on-site parking. Nearby parking spaces are available at Filbert Street. However, it will cost £16 and you should pre-book by calling the City Sales Centre on 0344 815 5000 (option 1). Other parking options may be available at nearby independent businesses and business parks.
Hotels Near King Power Stadium
You can find most of the nearby accommodations to King Power Stadium in the Leicester City Centre. Here are three top choices for all budget ranges to help you decide where to stay.
Holiday Inn Express Leicester City – Closet
Located right next to the stadium, the Holiday Inn Express Leicester City is only 0.2 miles (or a 2-minute walk) away. A stay here gives you free parking, free WiFi, and breakfast included with your room. While there isn’t a restaurant on-site, off-site restaurant delivery is made available.
Aparthotel Adagio Leicester – Highly Rated
For an apartment-like stay with a small kitchenette, consider the Aparthotel Adagio Leicester. You can choose studios with 2 single beds or double beds, or a 1 bedroom apartment for 4 people. The hotel is located in the city centre and a 25-minute walk or 7-minute drive from the stadium. Pets are allowed, there’s free WiFi, and a restaurant and coffee shop on site.
Premier Inn Leicester City Centre Hotel – Budget Option
The Premier Inn Leicester City Centre hotel is a 3-star, wallet-friendly option only 1.1 miles away from the stadium. This budget hotel features modern ensuite rooms, an on-site restaurant, and free WiFi during your stay. It’s also in a great location that’s only a 2-minute walk to Leicester railway station and a 7-minute walk to Haymarket Shopping Centre.
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