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Freemen's Common Car Park to the King Power Stadium

Freemen's Common Road, Leicester, LE2 7SQ

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Freemen's Common Car Park to the King Power Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 600m.
  • The route takes approximately 8-15 minutes.
  • The route leads along Freemen's Common Road and down Raw Dykes Road to the stadium.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some uneven surfaces in places.
  • There is street signage located along the route directing you to the stadium.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points and congested pathways.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons, these are between the heights of 95cm and 105cm.

Parking (Freemen's Common Business Park)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located along Freemen's Common Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is step-free access throughout the car park.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Some standard parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The stadium is not clearly visible from the car park.
  • Matchday Information View
    • The following information relates to the parking available on a matchday.
    • This car park is for home and away supporters.
    • Parking spaces are available on a match-by-match basis.
    • Parking is not free for all supporters on match day.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders on a match day.
    • Payment for the car park is taken by a parking attendant. The parking attendants are independent and not linked to Leicester City Football Club.
    • The independent car parks are run in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapy Centre. Parking is £6 and all proceeds go to the charity.
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Freemen's Common Car Park to Raw Dykes Road (Via Freemen's Common Road)

  • Exit Freemen’s Common Car Park via the access point and cross Freemen’s Common Road diagonally to the left.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the road crossing.
  • The dropped kerbs do not have tactile paving.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals here.
  • Caution is advised because of traffic coming from both directions.
  • After crossing the road turn right and follow the path along Freemen’s Common Road for approximately 100m.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • As the path bears left follow the road around and continue alongside Freemen’s Common Road for approximately 200m.
  • There are a number of access roads along this section of Freemen’s Common Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs at each of the access roads with no tactile paving.
  • At the bottom of the road the route reaches a crossroad with a pedestrian crossing point.

Raw Dykes Road to the Outer Concourse

  • The crossing point at the bottom of Freemen’s Common Road/Aylestone Road gives access to Raw Dykes Road.
  • This crossing point consists of three road crossings.
  • At the first crossing point the traffic is coming from your right.
  • After the first crossing take the next crossing point on the left.
  • At the second crossing point the traffic is coming from both directions.
  • After the second crossing take the next crossing point on the left.
  • At the third crossing point the traffic is coming from your left.
  • After completing the third crossing turn right and join Raw Dykes Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is step-free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There are various access roads along Raw Dykes Road with dropped kerbs and no tactile paving.
  • Car Park E is located on the left along Raw Dykes Road.
  • From Car Park E continue along Raw Dykes Road for approximately 80m until you reach the Filbert Way roundabout.
  • Cross Filbert Way using the dropped kerbs available.
  • There is no tactile paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.
  • On matchdays Raw Dykes Road is closed off as part of the traffic exclusion zone.
  • On matchdays this part of the route can become congested.

Outer Concourse

  • The outer concourse has a block paving surface. All stands are accessible via the outer concourse.
  • On match days there are independent food stalls and mobile counters selling match day programmes located around the concourse. There is a shirt printing and information point, which is located on the North West corner of the ground. There is a music stage with live entertainment located at the front of the North Stand.
  • All entrances into the stadium have step-free access but there are some very easy slopes along the outer concourse.
  • Opposite the West Stand there is the Leicester City FC Remembrance Garden.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.