Luzhniki2008 visited King Power Stadium on 27/09/2003
Game watched: Leicester City 1-4 Manchester United
Filbert Street was a classic away ground to visit as a Manchester United fan and I really miss going there. With the exception of the large Main Stand built in the early 1990s, the other 3 sides of the ground were very traditional stands. In particular, the small away stand, which ran along the side of the pitch was a great place to watch United play. Our fans were so close to the pitch and could hear what the players were saying. Also, the low roof helped amplify the noise our fans made. To the left,behind the goal would be the most vocal Leicester fans, which helped liven things up – both inside the ground and usually outside in the streets after the match. Leicester were in the Premier League in the 1994-95, 1996-97 to 2001-02 seasons and then the 2003-04 season. They left Filbert Street at the end of the 2001-02 season, as they could not extend capacity above its then 21,500 figure.
Leicester City returned to the Premier League in 2003-04 for one season and it was to Leicester’s new 32,000+ Walkers Stadium, as it was then know, that I visited as an away fan. It was only a short walk from where Filbert Street was. The stadium was built along the same lines as Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium ,which was built around that time too. A nice stadium but not the same as Filbert Street for me.
I always street parked for Leicester City matches, about 15 minutes walk away, which made it easy to get away from the ground afterwards. There are a few pubs and places to eat within a 10 minute walk of the stadium.