Elland Road – Leeds United A.F.C
Elland Road Football Stadium — The ground is dominated by the East Stand on one side of the stadium. This huge stand which holds 17,000 supporters was opened in the 1992-93 season, and is at least twice the size of the other three stands at Elland Road. The East Stand is a two tier stand which has a large lower tier of seating with a smaller tier above. In-between the two tiers is a row of executive boxes. The stand is completed by a large imposing roof.
The good thing about the stadium is that it is totally enclosed, with the corners of the ground being filled with seating. The downside is that compared to the East Stand the other stands are looking rather tired and old in comparison.
All the remaining stands have a number of supporting pillars and at the back of the West Stand (which was renamed in March 2004, the ‘John Charles Stand’ in honour of their former great player), there are a number of old wooden seats, which look as if they have been there since the stand was first opened in 1957. This stand also houses the team dugouts and television gantry.There is an electric scoreboard in one corner of the ground between the South & John Charles Stands.
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Nickname Leeds United — United or The Whites or Peacocks (obsolete)
Capacity — 39,460 seats
Opened — 1919
Location — Elland Road Stadium is managed by Leeds United Association Football Club and is located in or near Beeston suburb.
Address — Elland Road, Leeds LS11 OES
Club — Leeds United
Club Colours –White, Yellow and Blue
Directions — # Car: From the South. Use the M1 then M621 until Junction with the A643. Leave the Motorway at the roundabout and take the A643 into Elland Road.
From the East. Use the A63 or A64 into Leeds City centre. Follow the signs Motorway M621 to join Motorway. After 1.5 miles leave the Motorway and at the roundabout take the A643 into Elland Road.
# Bus: Line 93 and 96 to Beeston (from City Square).
Air Connections — Leeds Bradford International Airport