Leicester City Football Club
The King Power Stadium
The official stadium is located less than a 10 minute walk away from the DMU campus. Students regularly get the chance to win a free pair of tickets for the big matches against teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United.
The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse because it played on a field by the Fosse Road. Before moving to Filbert Street in 1891, the club played at five different grounds. The club joined the Football Association in 1890. It joined in the Midland League in 1891, and after finishing second was elected to the Division Two of the Football League in 1894. The first ever league game was a 4–3 defeat at Grimsby, but a week later at Filbert Street the club recorded its first league win against Rotherham. The club's largest win to date, 13–0 against Notts Olympic in a FA Cup qualifying game was also recorded in that season.
In 1904, the club successfully re-applied for membership of the Football League. In 1908 the club finished as Second Division runners-up and reached the First Division, but went back down again after just one season. In 1909, the club recorded its worst ever defeat, a 12–0 drubbing against Nottingham Forest.