• A statue of the late chairman will be built at the King Power stadium

  • It was revealed in a special programme printed for the club's first home game since the helicopter crash which killed him and four others.

He will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

A statue will be built at the King Power stadium to permanently remember the late Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

His son and the club's Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed the move in a personal tribute to his father printed in a souvenir programme for Saturday’s Premier League game against Burnley.

We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond – but we are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy. Our continued growth as a Club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City. I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside the King Power Stadium, as a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

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