RESIDENTS living next to a former Premier League ground say they hate it – with road closures, traffic and noise among the nightmare problems.
Thousands of home and away fans flocked to the King Power Stadium to see Leicester City play every week – before the Foxes’s relegation from the Prem last month.
Leicester residents said match days are ‘horrible’
The Foxes have been relegated from the Premier League
Now locals in the area around the ground have revealed that they are “trapped in our homes” on match days.
Mum-of-three Shannen Kamara, 26, said: “It’s horrible when the football’s on.
“This road is just blocked with hundreds of people when they’re leaving and they shout and make a lot of noise.
“Sometimes, if it’s a late match, it’s after the kids have gone to bed and it disturbs them.
“One time someone was going along the street kicking bins over and the police were nearby but didn’t do anything.
“I’ve been here three years and I really want to move to somewhere else.”
One woman said: “The worst thing is all the traffic restrictions. It’s a real bugbear of mine.
“It’s like being trapped in your home, unable to leave.”
Another resident said: “It’s s***. When a match is on you can’t park at all – it’s just the worst street in Leicester.”
George Lopes, 35, said: “The people coming through on foot are okay most of the time but after some games there’s a bit of fighting and swearing.”
Other residents looked on the bright side – emphasising the neighbourhood’s bus stops, hospital and parks.
It comes after residents living near another Premier League ground said that parking is a nightmare and that fans keep damaging their cars – but cops won’t help.
Homeowners living inside a major football ground said that they can watch games from their attics – but life in the stadium has a downside.
And locals said that living next to an iconic Midlands ground is a nightmare – with disrespectful fans leaving rubbish everywhere and blocking drives.
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