Tigers will play in front of a record home league gate of 24,000 when the stand opens for this evening’s game.
Ellis says the ground has changed beyond recognition from when he watched Tigers play as a young supporter and he is confident the new stand will enhance the famous Welford Road atmosphere.
Ellis said: “It’s been great watching the stadium develop. We have seen the Caterpillar Stand empty and hopefully when it is full it will be great.
“When I used to go down when I was younger the Santander Alliance & Leicester Stand was not there – it was a gravel car park at the back where we used to stand and watch.
“It is great how it has developed over the years. It is a sign of the times and a sign of how the club is developing.
“It looks immense empty. When it is full of screaming Leicester fans then it will be a 16th man, especially in close games because when the fans get behind us it is a real buzz.”
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