The home of the Foxes is on the long list of 17 stadia published by tournament organisers England Rugby 2015, who will confirm the final list of 10-12 venues early next year once the tournament match schedule has been formulated.
Gloucester's Kingsholm is the only Aviva Premiership rugby ground on a list that includes Twickenham, the Olympic Stadium, Wembley, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and some of the biggest club football stadia in the country.
The home grounds of Manchester United, Newcastle, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Southampton have all been included after expressing an interest in staging World Cup matches.
Outside of the Premier League, ER2015 have included the Amex Stadium in Brighton, Bristol City's Ashton Gate, Coventry's Ricoh Arena, Pride Park in Derby and stadium:mk in Milton Keynes along with the King Power Stadium.
The World Cup will feature 48 matches over a six-week period - during the football season - from September 18 to October 31.