Reebok Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Leicester

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 20:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The King Power Stadium

Last Game

Leicester 1 - 0 QPR

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Foxes explain fixture switch

Leicester have issued a statement sympathising with supporters following the latest alteration to the club's fixture list.

Last Updated: 13/03/13 at 15:55 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: His Leicester side face Watford on a Friday night

Nigel Pearson: His Leicester side face Watford on a Friday night

The Foxes' final home game of the season against promotion rivals Watford, initially scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday April 27, was this week moved forward to the Friday night.

The Hornets' visit to the King Power Stadium is the eighth time this season that a Leicester home match scheduled for a traditional 3pm kick-off has been moved for television coverage.

The club has described this season's changes to their fixtures as "unprecedented" and, amidst complaints from some fans, has moved to clarify its role in the decision-making process.

A statement released by Leicester said: "The club understands that this has caused some inconvenience for supporters and would, therefore, like to clarify its position with regard to the selection of televised games.

"The Football League's central contract for television rights requires all of its member clubs to accommodate changes to the fixture schedule, based on selections made by its broadcast partners.

"If a Leicester City fixture is selected for live coverage, the club is obliged to play the game at the rescheduled time.

"The club empathises with supporters that have been frustrated by the unprecedented changes to the schedule. With this in mind, we have recently extended a special offer to our loyal season ticket holders, entitling them to a complimentary additional ticket for one of our next three home games against Millwall or Birmingham City or Bolton Wanderers, as a gesture of appreciation for their efforts to accommodate the changes."

The club also said that all tickets purchased for the original date against Watford will be valid for the rearranged fixture, or can be refunded in accordance with the terms and conditions of sale.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Premier League: Tim Sherwood discusses Sandro snub and his future as Tottenham boss

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood insisted he had "no problem" with Sandro despite dropping him for Saturday's win over Fulham.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property