Elland Road Like?
Revie & East Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
John Charles Stand (photo)
Where To Eat & Drink?
Looking Towards The South Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Billy Bremner Statue (photo)
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Elland Road (video)
Elland Road Location Map
|What's Elland Road Like?|
|The ground is dominated by the East Stand on one side of the stadium. This huge stand which holds around 15,000 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 rest of 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. Outside the stadium there are statues of Billy Bremner and Don Revie.|
Since this photo was taken
additional executive boxes
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
Away fans are housed on
one side of the John Charles Stand (towards the
South Stand), in the upper tier where up to 3,000
supporters can be housed. The seating is a mixture
of old wooden and plastic seating, the leg room
sparse, plus there are a number of supporting
pillars running along the front of the upper tier
which could impede your view. However the facilities
within the stand are very good. Food on offer on the
concourse includes; Cheeseburgers (£3.80), Burgers
(£3.60), Peppered Steak Pies (£3), Chicken Balti
Pies (£3) Potato and Meat Pies (£3) and Cheese,
Onion and Potato Pies (£3). On previous visits, I
have seen a number of away fans being ejected
(without warning) for swearing. So be on your best
Although I my visits I have not had any problems around the stadium, I have received reports of others who have. So I would exercise caution and keep colours covered outside the ground and in the city centre, especially if your own club has had shall we say 'previous history'.
|Where To Eat & Drink?|
|At the ground itself on the corner of the
South and West Stands is Howards, a dedicated bar
for away supporters. Opening two hours before kick
off, you need to show your away ticket to gain
entrance. There is also the Drysalters pub
which is about a ten minute walk away from the
ground. On my last visit it had a good mix of home
and away supporters, real ale and large screen
SKY TV. To find this pub; with the Old Peacock pub
behind you, turn left and follow the road down to
the very end. Pass the entrances to a number of car
parks and go under a railway bridge. At the end of
the road, turn left along the dual carriageway and
the pub is a short way down 'tucked in' on the left.
alcohol is served within the ground in the form of
draught Fosters Lager, John Smith's Bitter and
Strongbow Cider (all £3.60 a pint), plus small
bottles of red and white wine (£4).
Just a few doors down from the Old Peacock pub (which is behind the South Stand and is not recommended for away supporters) is the Graveleys chippy, which does brisk business on matchdays. There is also a McDonalds outlet situated across the road from the East Stand.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Road is well signposted around the Leeds area and is
situated right by the M621.
From The North:
Follow the A58 or A61 into Leeds city centre, then follow signs for the M621. Join the M621 and after one and a half miles leave the motorway at the junction with the A643. Follow the A643 into Elland Road for the ground. Go down Elland Road past the ground on your right and the Old Peacock pub on your left, you will come to a couple of entrances to a couple of very large car parks (£5).
From The South:
Follow the Motorway M1 and then onto the M621. You will pass the ground on your left and then you need to take the next exit from the motorway and turn left onto the A6110 ring road. Take the next left onto Elland Road for the ground. Just as you go under a railway bridge there are entrances on either side to a couple of very large car parks (£5).
Surprisingly (considering the number of vehicles) the traffic leaving the car parks seemed to disperse quite well after the end of the game. Richard Drake informs me; 'a good tip for Elland Road is to park in Car Park A. They normally put away fans coaches here. From here we were back on the M621 within 10 minutes of coming out of the ground'.
Post Code for SAT NAV: LS11 0ES
Map showing the location of Elland Road (at the bottom of this page).
|Leeds train station is around
a 35 minute walk from the
station. Probably best to either take a taxi or one of
the shuttle buses, that run from near the station to
the ground. Franklin
Delvael a visiting fan from
Belgium informs me;
'The shuttle buses cost £2.50 return. The pick up
point is in Sovereign
Street, opposite the Hilton Hotel (on Neville
Street), about a two minute walk from Leeds
train station. The buses drop
you off at the ground on Lowfields
Road, at the corner of the South and East Stands'.
Tom Whatling adds; 'As you come out of the station main entrance, cross the road and take the stairs down to the street below. Turn right and cross the road and you will see the double-decker buses lined up. The first bus in the queue also sells the tickets for all the other buses. It's best to get a return ticket as then you don't have to queue up after the match to get a ticket back to the station, you just walk straight onto the bus'.
Nicholas Small a visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter provides the following directions if you decide to walk; 'It is best to leave the station from the rear exit, from where you can walk down the short hill out of the car park and follow the road around to the left. At the traffic lights go ahead (the road bears slightly left) and follow Whitehall Road for just shy of half-a-mile, passing under a railway bridge and then forking left down Springwell Street, to cut off a corner. At the end of Springwell Street, you come to a roundabout exit road with a zebra crossing in front of you. Cross at the zebra crossing, taking the next exit road clockwise around the roundabout. This is the A58 Domestic Road. This road becomes Domestic Street after about 400 yards (Domestic Road turning right and heading up to an overpass) and continues slightly uphill for about another 400 yards, passing under another railway bridge. There is a zebra crossing up here, which you should use to walk up the right-hand pavement. Upon reaching the top of the hill, you come to a garage, and some small shops, where you should turn right onto Shafton Lane. At the end of Shafton Lane, turn left onto Ingram Road and follow this until you see a pedestrian bridge ahead, as the road bears left, becoming Tilbury Road. By now, you should have seen the football ground over to your right. Cross the M621 via the footbridge, turning right at the bottom, and head down Elland Rd towards the stadium'.
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website to
see how much you can
normally save. Click on the trainline
Thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photo above.
The Club operate a
category system, so that ticket prices vary with the
opposition being played. The categories are A, B & C. Category B & C
prices are shown below
Concessions apply to: Over
60's, Under 23's and Full Time Students.
*Club members only.
|Leeds United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Programme & Fanzine|
|Official Programme: £3.
The Square Ball Fanzine: £1.50
|Bradford City, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and from a little further a field Manchester United & Chelsea.|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Record & Average Attendance|
57,892 v Sunderland,
FA Cup 5th Round Replay, March 15th, 1967.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
40,287 v Newcastle United
Premier League, December 22nd, 2001.
2013-2014: 25,088 (Championship League)
2012-2013: 21,572 (Championship League)
2011-2012: 23,283 (Championship League)
|Fans Reviews Of Elland Road|
Larsson (Bradford City) 9/8/11
Tim Sansom (Ipswich Town) 12/3/11
Steve Chambers (Norwich) 19/2/11
Neil Brownsword (Coventry City) 5/2/11
Josh Townend (Bristol Rovers) 8/5/10
Peter Radford (Wycombe Wanderers) 9/1/10
the stadium are held weekly on Fridays (3pm) and
Sundays (2pm), plus also on matchdays (10am
weekends, 2pm weekdays). The cost of the tour is:
Adults £10, Over 60's/Under 16's £8. The
Club also offer tours on a matchday, which cost a
bit more: Adults £15, Over 60's/Under
16's £10. These are held at 10am for a 3
o'clock kick off and 2pm before an evening
Tours must be pre-booked by calling the Club on: 0871 334 1992.
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Thanks to Haydn Gleed for supplying the video above.
|Map showing the location of Elland Road, Railway Station and Listed pubs|
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