Painting the campus blue to show support for Leicester City Football Club
With Leicester City Football Club just one win away from the Premier League title, our University will be turning its campus blue to show support for the local football heroes.
The University is joining organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire in Backing the Blues on Friday 29 April as part of the city’s campaign to celebrate the club’s most successful season.
A giant banner with a message of support for Leicester City will be hung from the Charles Wilson Building - emblazoned with the message ‘Proud to be backing the blues’ the banner measures 10 x 5.2 metres and will be clearly visible to all travelling along University Road and Mayor’s Walk.
Staff and students will also be taking part in activities ranging from painting the Leicester City Football Club logo across a University car park, a Conga line decked out in blue through campus, to celebratory hot dogs with blue ketchup and a Subbuteo tournament.
With just three games to go, Leicester City stand just three points away from their first ever Premier League title, having already guaranteed second place.
Students and staff have been involved with Leicester City’s title run all season. A group of Geology students measuring seismic activity discovered that goals at the King Power stadium were causing minor ’Vardyquakes’, the resulting story being seen across the world and featured as the top story on the BBC website. 30 lucky students have also won tickets to three of Leicester’s home games and the campus had a very special visit from Filbert Fox, Leicester’s mascot, who posed for selfies with staff and students.
In January this year, the University awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws to the founder of King Power Group and Chairman of Leicester City Football Club, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.