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Pre-season Friendlies 2018


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Leicester City will host Spanish side Valencia at King Power Stadium this August, as part of the Foxes’ preparations for the 2018/19 season.

The visit of the six-time La Liga winners will take place on Wednesday 1 August (7.45pm) – a key stage of City’s pre-season schedule just 10 days before the start of the new Premier League campaign.

Having finished fourth in La Liga last term, Valencia will be preparing for a return to the UEFA Champions League next season following a three-year absence. Los Che have been revitalised under Spanish coach Marcelino in the last year and will be tipped to remain a force in Spain next season.

It will be the first time the two clubs have met since the summer of 2011, when a City side managed by Sven Göran Eriksson took on Los Che in a pre-season fixture in Carinthia, Austria.

While further pre-season fixtures will be announced in due course, the visit of Valencia will be City’s only fixture at King Power Stadium during pre-season, making it the only opportunity for the Blue Army to catch a preview of how Claude Puel’s side are shaping up before the new season begins.

Full ticketing and sale details will be confirmed on LCFC.com in due course


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Leicester City’s pre-season schedule is taking shape with the confirmation of a friendly fixture away to Notts County on Saturday 21 July (3pm KO).

The Foxes are back in pre-season training on 2 July with the fixture against Kevin Nolan’s Notts County side a first opportunity for City fans to see their side in action as they prepare for the new 2018/19 Premier League season.

It’s City’s first visit to Meadow Lane since a second-tier fixture over 24 years ago, in March 1994, and Claude Puel’s side will certainly be put to the test against a team who only just missed out on promotion from League 2 via the play-offs.

Nolan’s side finished fifth in League 2 last term and will once again be looking to build on a promising campaign by mounting another promotion challenge.

The fixture is the second pre-season game confirmed for Claude Puel’s team, following the announcement of a friendly against Spanish giants Valencia at King Power Stadium on Wednesday 1 August (KO 7:45pm).

Full ticket details for the Notts County fixture will be announced on LCFC.com in due course.

Blue Maniac

Alzheimers sufferer
I really should do some fact checking before copying and pasting what the club say.

We have played at Meadow Lane several times since March 1994.
That bit did sound wrong, although I couldn’t actually name any of those times. I’ve never been except to buy a mug.

Blue Maniac

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We played friendlies there in 1995, 1997 and 2002 (I think).
I know I've seen us play Notts in a friendly but it was at home. I feel like it was during Martin Allen's pre-season, and my memory is also telling me some contest winner or something came on as a sub, but I may have dreamt that.


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Leicester City’s pre-season schedule is taking shape with the team travelling to Stade Pierre-Mauroy to take on Lille OSC in a friendly fixture on Saturday 4 August (5pm BST KO).

The Foxes are back in pre-season training on 2 July with the fixture against Christophe Galtier’s Lille OSC side the third opportunity for fans to see City in action as they prepare for the 2018/19 Premier League season.

The friendly will see Leicester City face Claude Puel’s former club. The Frenchman was in charge of Lille OSC from 2002 to 2008, and guided the Ligue 1 side to a second place finish securing UEFA Champions League qualification in 2004/05.

The fixture is the third pre-season game confirmed for Leicester City, following the announcement of friendly fixtures away to Notts County on Saturday 21 July and at home to Spanish giants Valencia on Wednesday 1 August.

Full ticket details for the Lille OSC fixture will be announced on LCFC.com in due course.

Confirmed Pre-Season Schedule:

Notts County vs. Leicester City
Saturday 21 July, 2018 (KO 3pm)

Leicester City vs. Valencia CF
Wednesday 1 August, 2018 (KO 7:45pm)

Lille OSC vs. Leicester City
Saturday 4 August, 2018 (KO 5pm BST)

All fixtures subject to change


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Tickets and Fox Travel for Leicester City’s friendly away to Lille on Saturday 4 August are now on sale.

The fixture will be City’s final pre-season match before the Premier League curtain-raiser away to Manchester United on 10 August.

Leicester City travel to Lille’s Stade-Pierre-Mauroy for a 5pm (BST) kick-off, in a game that will see the Foxes take on the team Claude Puel guided to UEFA Champions League qualification in the 2004/05 season.

Tickets are also still available for Leicester City’s final home pre-season friendly against Valencia at King Power Stadium on Wednesday 1 August. Click here for details.

Lille OSC vs. Leicester City
Saturday 4 August
KO: 5pm (BST)


All tickets for the fixture are priced at €10 and are available through Lille’s ticketing website.


For Leicester City fans purchasing tickets, it’s important that the code ‘LOSCLCFCAWAYFAN’ is entered into the ‘Personal Code’ box.

This will ensure that Leicester City supporters are buying tickets in the away section of the stadium.


Fox Travel is priced at £70 per person. Coaches will depart from the King Power Stadium at 6am, arriving in Dover for the ferry to France at 9:30am. Fans will then board a ferry to Calais and arrive by coach in Lille at around 1:15pm.

The coach will depart from Lille 30 minutes after the final whistle, taking supporters to Calais for the ferry back to Dover. Fans should arrive back at the King Power Stadium around 2:30am, depending on traffic.

Free car parking at the King Power Stadium will be provided and hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase on the coach.

Fox Travel can be purchased:

- Online at tickets.lcfc.com
- In person at the Foxes Fanstore
- By phone at 0344 815 5000 (Option 1)

Strictly no alcohol will be permitted on the coach at any time under any circumstances.

Supporters will require their passports and must submit their details to the Club when purchasing Fox Travel.
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