Tuesday , January 19 2021

Renewal: The run to prepare for Vichai begins ahead of Leicester City's first home game since the helicopter crash



Leicester City will return to the King Power stadium this weekend for the first home match since the tragic helicopter crash.

Five people were killed in a fatal incident when a helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the field on Saturday, October 27.

Club chairman Vichai Srivaddanhapraba was killed in the accident along with two members of his staff, Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

After the tragedy, Leicester City postponed the Carabao Cup match against Southampton at King Power.

The team played for the first time since a fatal accident last weekend, winning the match against Cardiff.

On Saturday, Leicester City will play Burnley at King Power.

Before the match, fans planned a commemorative trip in honor of Vichai starting at 12:45 a.m.

Up to 20,000 fans are expected to join the walk from Jubilee Square at the end of the High Street to the King Power Stadium.

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A reaction to a tragic helicopter accident

The interest tribute was being moved to an area near the accident site near the southeast corner of the King Power Stadium.

The tent that holds a condolence book, which has received thousands of entries since opening, was also moved to the parking lot E, close to the crash site, until Friday 16 November.

Tributes for victims are expected to be carried out during the match on Saturday.

The latest updates in the match until Saturday and throughout will appear below.


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