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Flowers moved from outside the King Power stadium ahead of Leicester's first home match since helicopter crash

  • This Saturday when Leicester play Burnley will be the first home match since the helicopter crash which killed five people including the club's beloved chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
  • Special ceremonies will take place throughout the game.

The last time Leicester played at home the night ended in tragedy.

Shortly after 8:30 on October 27, the helicopter which regularly took off from the pitch after home games, carrying the club's chairman, spiralled out of control and crashed in the car park.

Tributes have poured into the King Power Stadium ever since, and funeral ceremonies have been taking place in Thailand.

This weekend will be a game of remembrance - both to Vichai, and the servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflict.

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The sea of tributes outside the stadium have now been moved, ahead of Saturday's game (10 November).

They have been placed in a special designated memorial area close to the crash site.

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  • The book of condolence is being relocated to Car Park E until Friday 16 November, after which it will be in the same location on matchdays for the foreseeable future. Tributes left outside the stadium are being relocated to a designated memorial area on Car Park E close to the accident site.
  • A special Tribute to Khun Vichai’ video will be shown on the big screens at 2:45pm prior to kick-off.
  • A two-minute silence will be observed before the game to honour wartime sacrifices as well as the five lives lost at King Power Stadium, with supporters encouraged to raise their scarves during the silence.
  • Two large commemorative banners will be displayed outside the North Stand, while a flag will be held aloft by the East Stand as the players enter the pitch.
  • Fans will receive gifts of commemorative scarves, pin badges, clap banners and souvenir matchday programmes.
  • Tribute t-shirts will be worn by the players during their warm-up and Khun Vichai’s name will be embroidered on the team’s match shirts during the first half. The second half shirts will bear the embroidered poppy symbol - a tradition proudly started by Leicester City in 2003.

Tickets for the match have sold out.

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