England's match against Serbia and Montenegro at the Walkers Stadium in Leiceste
England's match against Serbia and Montenegro at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester sees the Three Lions play in the city for the first time in their history...
The Walkers Stadium is the culmination of more than 30 years of waiting by the Foxes faithful and its opening, in time for the kick-off of Leicester City's 2002-03 campaign last August, was the result of many months of planning and construction.
It was in June 2001 that City's then chairman John Elsom lifed a ceremonial spade to break the earth and officially signal the start of contruction by Birse Stadia - and it was in August 2002 that Gary Lineker snipped the ribbon to officially unveil City's brand new home.
"It was sad to say goodbye to Filbert Street, but I can't wait to watch a few matches here - it's pretty spectaular!"
A friendly visit from Athletic Bilbao on 4th August formally christened the new stadium and, a week later, Watford came to call as City's promotion battle got underway. Two goals from Brian Deane ensured a 2-0 winning start and paved the way to success nine months later.
Walkers Crisps - acompany based in Leicester for over 50 years - successfully secured the naming rights to the new stadium. The ten year, seven figure deal is one of only a handful in the UK in which major companies have secured naming rights to a stadium.
Now, the staging of this evening's international friendly against Serbia and Montenegro is another signpost towards a bright future for Leicester City...