Leicester have revealed a redevelopment plan which will raise the capacity of their Welford Road stadium from 16,815 to 25,000 by 2011.
Welford Road currently has a capacity of 16,815
The plan, worth nearly £30m, still has to be ratified at board level but work could start as early as next spring.
Tigers chairman Peter Tom told the Leicester Mercury: "We want this to be one of the most intimidating stadiums for anyone to play at.
"We want to make sure that the facilities are significantly better."
Leicester have appointed investment bankers Rothschild to look after the financial side of the deal, while the architects are AFL, who were involved in redeveloping Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.
If work does start next spring, the Tigers could play their few remaining home games away from Welford Road, with Leicester City's Walkers Stadium the front runner.