The nearest railway station is Cottingley, although fans travelling will be more likely to arrive at Leeds Station, which is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the stadium.

Want to improve your skills in a fun and supportive environment? Earlier plans to create a 65,000-seater "Wembley of the North" at Elland Road also failed to materialise. On 28 June 2017, Radrizzani completed the purchase of Elland Road, making the stadium property of Leeds United for the first time since 2004. Elland Road has also hosted four of Leeds Rhinos World Club Challenge matches. City started that season brightly, but scandal arose involving illegal payments to players during the war years and the club was expelled from the Football League after only eight games. That company was Forward Sports Fund, registered in the. Possible adjacent developments could include an arena, casino, police headquarters, cafés, bars and parking for 2,700 cars. 2020/21 adult and kids training wear available online and in store now! In the 1988 Yorkshire County Cup final, they beat Castleford Tigers 33–12. Elland Road was sold in 2004 for £8m during Leeds' financial crisis which saw the former English champions spiral from the Champions League into the third tier of domestic football.

Plans to link the South Stand with the Lowfields were curtailed when Leeds ran out of money. In the same year, the floodlights were replaced by the tallest floodlights in Europe, measuring 260 feet (79 m). You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

[9], The stadium has hosted concerts, including performances by bands such as Queen, U2, Happy Mondays and the Kaiser Chiefs. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Leeds City Council leader Judith Baker said: “It’s fantastic news that the club have confirmed the buy-back of Elland Road stadium. [57][58], American football made a brief appearance at the ground when the Leeds Cougars of the British American Football League switched from their old ground at Bramley to play at Elland Road in May 1986. The Italian businessman, who co-founded sports media rights company MP & Silva, this month acquired a 50 per cent stake in the club from compatriot Massimo Cellino through his company, Aser Group Holding.

This state of the art development comprised a standing paddock capable of holding 4,000 fans, a row of 16 executive boxes, above which was an all-seater 3,500 capacity stand. After a board meeting, the directors decided to launch a public appeal to build a new stand with assistance from Leeds City Council.

The appeal raised £60,000 and a £180,000 West Stand was opened at the start of the following season. Bates, a UK tax exile resident in Monaco, had bought the club from the anonymous investors, via a company registered in Nevis, the West Indies, another tax haven. [47] The 2009 Rugby League Four Nations Final between England and Australia was played there with a 16–46 win for Australia. It was the first of several Monday night games against teams from north of the border and in successive weeks, Dundee and Falkirk were the visitors to Elland Road.

This redevelopment of the West Stand would see a new upper tier introduced along with executive boxes as part of the ambitions of turning Elland Road into a stadium further capable of hosting world class matches and events; however it is now unlikely that any redevelopment of the west stand will take place due to change of club ownership who did not go ahead with the plans. [49] New Zealand's win over Australia in the 2005 Tri-Nations Final was Australia's first series or tournament loss since being defeated 2–0 by France at the end of the 1978 Kangaroo tour. Images and video footage are obtained by the security cameras located around the ground. The construction of a new training ground in the centre of Leeds is one of the aims on his agenda. "Since we started talking a few months ago we started winning and thought he brought good luck," said Cellino. Association football was a new concept in the area, which as traditionally a rugby league region. They were described as '10 legend stones' in the area around the famous statue. In a development which Leeds described as a “top priority” for their new chairman, Radrizzani has reclaimed the deeds to Elland Road almost 13 years after the ground was sold amid a financial crisis in 2004. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. The 1960s saw the arrival of Don Revie as manager and the club were promoted to the First Division. Postcode/City: HX5 9PL Elland . Radrizzani could find himself in full control of the club in February if Cellino's ban for breaking the Football Association's agent regulations is enforced. [16] The biggest renovation project to date began in the summer of 1992, when the Lowfields was demolished and replaced by a new East Stand – a 17,000-seater stand with two tiers and no restricted views. No significant changes were made to Elland Road in the 1930s, and 1940s, although it did see some large attendances. A ballot form was included but the letter was biased in favour of relocation. There was a training track for the players that ran the length of the stand, dressing and officials rooms and a motor garage.

This would be achieved by removing the executive boxes and replacing them with seating, however, this work was never started due to Ken Bates selling the club in 2012. Keep up-to-date with the latest Leeds United ticket news, from fixture announcements to date/time changes. Looking for new ways to advertise your brand? Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Then come down to the Leeds United Foundation Skills Centres! But at the moment, everyone is just focused on the day-to-day work. "I feel, especially last night, the team looks like a team, not a bunch of players anymore. On 7 September 2001, Ridsdale announced his intention to move the club to a 50,000-seat stadium at Skelton in time for the 2004–05 season. This venue would have accommodated basketball, ice hockey, pop concerts and other events. He uses his own page in the Leeds United matchday programme, which costs supporters £4, and Yorkshire Radioexternal-link, a station Leeds United actually owns, to deliver his world view, although he has never disclosed who owned Leeds between 2005 and 2011. A banqueting suite at the rear of the west stand, with a conference centre, was opened in April 1992. In addition when Sheffield Wednesday faced Sheffield United in the 1993 FA Cup semi-final the venue was originally planned to be Elland Road but was switched to Wembley Stadium following protests from both clubs and their supporters that the stadium was too small to host such a fixture, the risk of crowd trouble were the fixture to be played at Elland Road and due to London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal having their semi-final at Wembley it was perceived the London clubs would receive an unfair advantage for the FA Cup final.[39]. There was also a speedway track known as Fullerton Park, which operated between the two world wars, attracted audiences in the range of 10,000–20,000 people.

The East Stand was then the biggest cantilever stand in the world. Delve deeper into the history of our home ground and find out all the information you need for making a visit. This was the first England home international played away from Wembley in 22 years, and the first time since 1946 that a new ground had hosted an England international game. Ownership of Elland Road was transfer to Teak Commercial Limited, a company based in the British Virgin Islands, in 2005 but has always remained under Adler’s control. It emerged on 27 December 2006 that the stadium had been sold to the British Virgin Islands-based Teak Trading Corporation 15 months before.[20]. The first occupants were Holbeck Rugby Club (rugby league) who moved from Holbeck Recreation Ground after buying the Old Peacock Ground from Bentley's for £1,100. The committee called for the Football Association, the national game's governing body, to investigate who owned Leeds between 2005 to 2011, with the assistance of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customsexternal-link if necessary. The answers given by the club to questions about its ownership over that period stretch credibility, to say the least.". [29] The South-East Corner seats 1,710 fans and was used to house the away fans until they were moved to the West Stand. In July 2017 the club announced a number of internal and external improvements were in the process of being made to Elland Road to improve the general appearance of the stadium. Contact Us. Whether its a ticketing enquiry, a matchday issue or a question for the Elland Road Superstore, find the right department to get in touch with Leeds United. Presently, none of the sections are owned by Leeds United, but the Barn and the training pitches are leased to the club. After the 2005 takeover for which he was the most visible figure, he said he did not own any shares in Leeds, was not connected to the ownership, and that he was only the UK representative of the company that had bought Leeds.

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The first occupants were Holbeck Rugby Club (rugby league) who moved from Holbeck Recreation Ground after buying the Old Peacock Ground from Bentley's for £1,100. [35] They were voted to each have a stone engraved around the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road. The East Stand is the most recently constructed stand in the stadium. A new structure mirroring the East Stand would have seated around 12,000 people. On 8 June 1995, England drew 3–3 with Sweden. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts.