A Legacy For Your Tributes
The Srivaddhanaprabha family and everyone at Leicester City Football Club have been deeply moved by the remarkable volume of generous and thoughtful tributes left at King Power Stadium in the wake of the tragedy of 27 October that claimed the lives of five people, including our beloved Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The extraordinary scenes of compassion and condolence demonstrated on Filbert Way in the last week have been an enormous source of comfort and strength to the families involved and to everyone whose lives have been touched by recent events. The support of our fans, our community and the football world during this darkest of weeks will never be forgotten.
In the spirit of this, ahead of Saturday’s visit of Burnley (10 November) the Club will begin the process of carefully and respectfully relocating tributes, ensuring the compassion, kindness and love that have been so evident in the last week are sentiments that will endure.
On Friday 9 November, the final day of Khun Vichai’s funeral in Bangkok, floral tributes will be relocated to a designated area close to the accident site near the south-east corner of King Power Stadium.
The Club would like to invite supporters to be part of this relocation, which is closer to the accident site. Our fans created this stadium tribute, and we dearly wish for you all to be part of the relocation of the flowers, now that the accident site has recently been handed back to the club.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Tributes’ in the subject line to volunteer your services, and we will endeavour to include as many people as we reasonably can.
An accessible route to the memorial area will be clearly signposted off Raw Dykes Road on approach to the stadium and can be seen on the map below. Supporters wishing to place further floral tributes after this time are requested to do so at the designated memorial area, not in front of the stadium.
We are constrained by matchday regulations in relation to the brick weave at the front of the stadium, so we stress that all supporters should place their own floral tributes at Car Park E, as per the guidelines above.
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The marquee housing the book of condolence, which has received thousands of entries since opening, will also be relocated to Car Park E, close to the accident site, until Friday 16 November. The book of condolence will be in the same location on matchdays for the foreseeable future and in the Foxes Fanstore on non-matchdays.
The Club’s online book of condolence remains open at lcfc.com/condolence.
Also, on 9 November, the Club will begin the process of relocating the irreplaceable assortment of gifts of shirts, scarves, flags and personal mementos that have formed such a unique aspect of the recent tributes. Many fans have donated their most treasured possessions, to the memory of our Chairman.
A number of these will be used to create a pitchside display for Saturday’s match. Longer term, material tributes will be collected, preserved and appropriately stored as it is the Club’s intention to incorporate such artefacts into the planned redevelopment and expansion of King Power Stadium - a project Khun Vichai announced on his 60th birthday earlier this year. This process will be managed by respected Club Historian John Hutchinson, in consultation with conservation experts at Leicestershire County Council.
Further suggestions from supporters relating to long-term acknowledgement have been noted. The Club will develop its plans for a permanent, lasting tribute with the families of those involved at the appropriate time, and we will have a major announcement in this regard at the Burnley fixture.
The Club would once again like to thank everyone for their extraordinary support and understanding in recent days.
We are a family, and we must take care of each other in these dark days, and become stronger, together.
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