Leicester City May Rename King Power Stadium In Honour Of Late Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Chris Wright

30th, October 2018


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Leicester City are reportedly giving thought to renaming their stadium in honour of late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in the tragic helicopter crash outside the ground on Sunday evening.

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to lose their lives when the helicopter plummeted from the sky into a carpark just outside the King Power Stadium.

The Thai businessman was beloved by Foxes fans, not only as the man who brought a frankly still unbelievable Premier League title to Leicester, but also as a thoroughly nice chap – with fantastic stories of his generosity and philanthropy now being told in the aftermath of the weekend’s awful events.

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As such, the club are considering changing the name of their King Power Stadium in honour of Srivaddhanaprabha.

A spokesman from King Power, the travel company founded and chaired by Srivaddhanaprabha, told ESPN FC:

What is important now is to give the Srivaddhanaprabha, King Power and Leicester City family time to grieve. In due course we will release memorial details and are touched by the public outpouring of support and condolences.

The King Power Stadium is already a celebration of Khun Vichai’s successful business and we would be open, with family, club and supporter consultation, to discussing a name change in Khun Vichai’s honour.

We are aware of petitions seeking this type of change as well as for a statue at the club and will discuss all these wishes with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the football club.

All in good time, but it would certainly be a fitting tribute to one of the most iconic men in Leicester City’s history.

In the meanwhile, we heartily recommend you give Guardian cartoonist David Squire’s wonderful tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha a look.

We can absolutely guarantee it’ll be the loveliest thing you read today.

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  1. Fan says:

    Fantastic gesture and very well deserved by Mr Vichai. I truly believe he was probably the best owner around not only because of the singings, free beers and all but also because you don’t hear Leicester being mentioned in a bad way or doing ilegal business, or being punished, etc, like most clubs owned by rich people.

    But to call a stadium Srivaddhanaprabha… it’s kind of difficult. Maybe Vichai Stadium. That would be better.

  2. Geraldo says:

    @Fan I agree with everything except the last bit – the stadium should bear the full name of the club’s beloved owner and those who can’t be @rsed to call it by its full name (i.e. the majority of the numpties who earn whopping salaries on BBC, Sky Sports etc) should be made to.

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