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Leeds United FC
Elland Road

Capacity: 37,900 (all seated)
Address: Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
Main Telephone No: 0871 334 1919
Main Fax No: 0113 367 6050
Ticket Office: 0871 334 1992
Pitch Size: 117 x 76 yards
Club Nickname:
United, Whites or Peacocks
Year Ground Opened: 1919
Undersoil Heating: Yes

Shirt Sponsors: Enterprise Insurance
Kit Manufacturers: Macron
Home Kit Colours: White With Blue Trim
Away Kit Colours: Blue and Black
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Contents
What's 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
By Train
Billy Bremner Statue (photo)
Admission Prices
Fixtures 2014-2015
Programme & Fanzine
Ground Layout

Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Stadium Tours
Hotel Accommodation
Elland Road (video)
Elland Road Location Map


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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.

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Revie & East Stands


Revie & East Stands Photo

Since this photo was taken additional executive boxes
have been added to the East Stand. View a photo of the East Stand

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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 behaviour.

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'. 

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John Charles Stand


John Charles Stand Photo
 

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. Otherwise 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.

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Looking Towards The South Stand


 Looking Towards The South Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Elland 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).

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By Train
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 logo below:

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Billy Bremner Statue


 Billy Bremner Statue

Thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photo above.

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Admission Prices

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 in brackets:

Home Fans
Hogn Charles & East Stands:

Adults: 36 (B 34) (C 28) Concessions: 24 (B 23) (C 22), Under 16's 18 (B 16) (C 15)
Revie (North) & South Stands:
Adults: 31 (B 26) (C 20) Over 60's: 21 (B 19) (C 16), Under 16's 16 (B 13) (C 11)
East Stand Family Area*:
Adults: 27 (B 24) (C 20), Over 60's: 21 (B 19) (C 16), Under 16's 11 (B 11) (C 11)

Away Fans
Adults: 36 (B 34) (28), Over 60's: 26 (B 24) (C 21), Under 16's 17 (B 17) (C 17)

Concessions apply to: Over 60's, Under 23's and Full Time Students.

*Club members only.

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Leeds United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme: 3.
The Square Ball Fanzine: 1.50

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Bradford City, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and from a little further a field Manchester United & Chelsea.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record 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.


Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 25,088 (Championship League)
2012-2013: 21,572 (Championship League)
2011-2012: 23,283 (Championship League)

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Fans Reviews Of Elland Road
Jamie 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

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Stadium Tours
Tours of 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 fixture.

Tours must be pre-booked by calling the Club on: 0871 334 1992.

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the Elland Road football ground.

Access their Leeds Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Elland Road



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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Last Updated: 11 July 2014