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Leicester City submit £80m training complex plans – in pictures

Leicester City Football Club has submitted plans to build a £80m training complex.

The new complex will have a grass ‘show pitch’ with a 499-seat stand, along with another artificial-turf indoor pitch.

A 30-bedroom building and dining facilities will also be constructed.

The complex is designed to serve Leicester City’s first team, development squad and academy players.

Park Hill Golf Club will be demolished to make way for the complex; the new site will however include a nine-hole golf course.

Speaking in February when the scheme was first announced, vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “The new training ground is a truly exciting phase of our development and a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to demonstrate both our ambition, and that of the city, on such a large scale.”

A public consultation on the new scheme was held in the spring before the plans were submitted to the council this week.

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In April, Mr Srivaddhanaprabha revealed the club was considering expanding the King Power Stadium beyond its 32,243 capacity.

“We are now in a position to begin a more thorough consultation on the development of King Power Stadium,” he said.

“The plan is to increase capacity and upgrade facilities for the stadium itself, and invest in the surrounding site to create an exciting events destination for the city of Leicester.”

Plans for events venue are at an early stage, with the club planning to speak to stakeholders first.

Crystal Palace recently had their plans for a £100m expansion of the club’s Selhurst Park ground approved by Croydon Council.

However, Chelsea shelved their long-mooted stadium redevelopment due to an “unfavourable investment climate”.

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