Stadion und Fans[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]. Elland Road Football Stadium. Ursprünglich gehörte das Stadiongelände. Stadion Leeds United. England. Elland Road. Kapazität: ; Baujahr: ; Adresse: Elland Road Leeds, West Yorkshire; Bodenbelag: Rasen. Im Herbst gründete sich mit Leeds United der Nachfolgerverein von Leeds City. aus Leeds stammten, wurde die Elland Road rund 25 km entfernte Stadion in Leeds aus.
Elland Road - Leeds LS11 0ESDas Elland Road Stadion ist die Heimstätte von Leeds United, einem der erfolgreichsten und beliebtesten Fußballclubs Englands. Das Fassungsvermögen liegt. Stadion Leeds United. England. Elland Road. Kapazität: ; Baujahr: ; Adresse: Elland Road Leeds, West Yorkshire; Bodenbelag: Rasen. Alle Infos zum Stadion von Leeds United. Auch historische Spielstätten können ausgewählt werden.
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On 16 November , the third and deciding match of the Super League Test series between Great Britain and Australia was played at Elland Road before a crowd of 39, A new structure mirroring the East Stand would have seated around 12, people.
A three-tier structure would focus on hospitality with a 15,seater indoor arena at the rear of the West Stand. This venue would have accommodated basketball, ice hockey , pop concerts and other events.
However, after naming an ice hockey team, Leeds Lasers, to play at the arena, the project was shelved. Earlier plans to create a 65,seater "Wembley of the North" at Elland Road also failed to materialise.
On 16 August , chairman Peter Ridsdale sent a letter to season ticket holders and shareholders regarding the future of the club outlining two options, to improve Elland Road or to relocate.
A ballot form was included but the letter was biased in favour of relocation. On 7 September , Ridsdale announced his intention to move the club to a 50,seat stadium at Skelton in time for the —05 season.
Later that year, Elland Road was sold with a year lease and buy-back clause to raise funds to pay an instalment of a loan to Jack Petchey.
It emerged on 27 December that the stadium had been sold to the British Virgin Islands -based Teak Trading Corporation 15 months before. In summer , the South Stand was updated and closed for the first few games of the —07 season while work was completed.
The refurbishment included boxing in the concrete columns and alcoves; overhaul of the kitchen concourse area, a mezzanine -level office area, modernisation of the corporate facilities above and a restaurant, Billy's Bar, named after former club captain Billy Bremner.
Plans for development at Elland Road to include hotels, a shopping centre and health club were featured in the programme for the match against Huddersfield Town on 8 December There would be hotels on the site of the shop.
On 16 December , the host cities and stadia to be used if England won the right to host the World Cup were revealed.
Leeds was chosen and had the bid have been successful the John Charles and Don Revie stands would have been rebuilt, leading to increased capacity of over 50, however this never happened due to England not hosting the World Cup.
On 28 December , chairman Ken Bates spoke about future plans to increase the capacity of the South Stand in the future by around 2—3, 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 In March , the East Stand Development began phase one of a five-phase redevelopment project which included an extension to the East Stand Upper's main concourse along with the addition of 25 executive boxes and a modern upgrade to the external appearance of the stand; whilst this created extra corporate facilities and more room on the concourse, it in-turn reduced the East Stand Upper's capacity by around 2, seats, thus leaving the overall capacity of the ground to stand at just under 38, seats.
In July 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.
The improvements consisted of a partial new roof and cladding on the West Stand, banners on either side of the East Stand, South Stand and North East Corner of the ground featuring Leeds United legends past and present.
In addition, the inside of the West Stand, dressing rooms and hospitality suites all underwent cosmetic improvement. The Don Revie Stand is at the north end of the ground.
It was previously known as the Gelderd End or Kop and was originally a standing terrace, it was renamed in in honour of the club's most successful manager and former player, Don Revie.
Revie, the widow of Don Revie. The design has 7, seats as stipulated by the Taylor Report , making Elland Road an all-seater stadium.
There is a "ground control box" in the north-west corner which is the most advanced in Europe. Images and video footage are obtained by the security cameras located around the ground.
The East Stand is the most recently constructed stand in the stadium. On completion, it was the largest cantilever stand in the world, holding 10, spectators in the lower tier and a further 7, in the upper tier.
The family area was moved from the South Stand and originally spanned the full lower tier; however, this was altered by Ken Bates and there are now two sections, one at either end of the lower tier for club members and season ticket holders attending matches with children.
Sandwiched in between are 25 executive boxes and a large concourse with merchandise outlets, food shops, betting booths and a restaurant.
It comprises two small tiers intersected with a row of 32 executive boxes and an executive restaurant. There are a few seats in the South-West Corner, and a large video screen for the —10 season.
In summer , the stand was redeveloped and closed for the first few games of the —07 season. The refurbishment included boxing in the concrete columns and alcoves to give the stand a more modern exterior; an overhaul of the kitchen concourse area; a mezzanine -level office area; a total modernisation of the corporate facilities above and a restaurant called Billy's Bar, named after former captain Billy Bremner.
On 23 April the club announced that the stand would be named after Norman Hunter , who had died on 20 April. The John Charles Stand is on the west side of the pitch and was known as the West Stand until the fans demanded a tribute to former player John Charles , following his death on 21 February It is currently the oldest two-tiered stand at Elland Road, having been built in after the previous stand burnt down, ironically forcing Charles' sale as the club needed the funds to pay for a new stand.
The corporate seats are located here and there is a commentary gantry and walkway for TV personnel. The radio and press have facilities in this stand.
The West Stand houses the tunnel and the directors' box, where home and away team directors view the match, along with the club doctor.
There are many suites incorporated within the stand and a banqueting suite and conference centre are attached to the rear, having been opened in April Future plans would see the John Charles Stand redeveloped to hold a two-floored, three-tiered square metre site.
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.
However, the first time the club used it, the pitch turned black as the water was too cold. A statue for legendary Captain Billy Bremner was built outside the ground in As part of the renovation towards the Bremner statue to take place in the summer of , the following team was voted by the fans as 11 Legendary players including Billy Bremner.
They were described as '10 legend stones' in the area around the famous statue. Each stone will be engraved with the legends keys stats and achievements during their career's with Leeds United.
In August , when Leeds were still a leading Premier League side, chairman Peter Ridsdale unveiled plans for the club to relocate to a 50,seat stadium in Skelton.
The following month, the club's 33, season ticket holders were asked to vote on the proposed relocation. More recently in October , Leeds United's managing director Angus Kinnear suggested that Elland Road's capacity could be expanded to 50, should they be promoted to the Premier League.
Elland Road has hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue on nine occasions, the first being a tie between Barnsley and Everton on 26 March and the last on 9 April in a game between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
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Blackburn Rovers in , Leicester City v. Sheffield United in and West Ham United v. Everton in In addition when Sheffield Wednesday faced Sheffield United in the 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.
The ground has hosted three England international fixtures. On 8 June , England drew 3—3 with Sweden. This was the first England home international played away from Wembley in 22 years, and the first time since that a new ground had hosted an England international game.
The second game was a friendly match against Italy on 27 March while the new Wembley was being built. When England were picked to host Euro 96 , the most recent international tournament held in the country, Elland Road was selected as one of the eight venues.
It staged three Group B matches, all of them involving Spain. The third was a 2—1 win over Romania on 18 June The first club to benefit from the facilities was Huddersfield Town , when a fire struck their ground on 3 April Farsley's opposition was Division Three side Tranmere Rovers and a crowd of 10, saw the League club win, 2—0.
Hunslet rugby league club shared the stadium from the — after the ground at the Elland Road Greyhound Stadium in Beeston closed in from — the club played at the Mount Pleasant ground in Batley.
Rugby League was played at international level when a Great Britain v. New Zealand test match was staged on 9 November The stadium hosted the Tri-Nations Final in , when a capacity crowd saw Australia beat Great Britain, 44—4,  and again in ,  in a match where 26, people watched New Zealand beat Australia 24—0.
Leeds Rhinos have played several matches at Elland Road. Due to the redevelopment of their traditional home of Headingley Stadium , the Rhinos will begin the Super League campaign with two league fixtures at Elland Road.
The record for a Rugby League international of 39, was set on 20 November for the deciding 3rd Test of the Ashes series between Great Britain and Australia.
Elland Road has also hosted 15 rugby league internationals. A fifteenth international was played at the stadium when England played New Zealand in the Baskerville Shield.
The results were as follows;. A rugby union match between the South Africa national rugby union team and the North of England rugby union team was played at Elland Road on 10 November which saw South Africa beat the North of England in front of an audience of 14, South Africa Rugby Programmes, springboks    .
Elland Road hosted two matches of the Rugby World Cup. 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 There was a greyhound stadium to the south-west of Elland Road which opened on 16 July H who were bought out by Ladbrokes in In , the track kennels were closed followed by the track itself on 1 March There was also a speedway track known as Fullerton Park , which operated between the two world wars , attracted audiences in the range of 10,—20, people.
Elland Road was to host a Twenty20 cricket game on 31 July The game was to be contested between a Leeds United International XI and the Lashings World XI,  however was cancelled when a suitable artificial pitch could not be found.
The match featured ex Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe as part of Warrington's ringwalk and band Kaiser Chiefs also played songs at the event.
Older parts of the stadium were used in the film The Damned United , which was centred on the day reign of Brian Clough played by Michael Sheen at the club in Some shots of the Elland Road were shot at other locations to make the film look more in keeping with that era.
The ground was also featured in a episode of BBC sitcom Porridge , " Happy Release ", in which prisoners Fletcher and Blanco gain revenge on a fellow prisoner, Norris, by giving him a fake treasure map before his release.
The episode ends with Norris being arrested by the police after being found digging up a section of the Elland Road pitch in the middle of the night; the scenes were actually filmed at QPR's Loftus Road ground.
In , 15, Jehovah's Witnesses held a three-day convention at Elland Road stadium. The nearest railway station is Cottingley , although fans travelling will be more likely to arrive at Leeds Station , which is approximately 1.
You notice that is a far cry from the Beeston we see today. While nothing formal has been put in motion, Kinnear spoke with an outlook on the future for the club and where it may head next with its developments.
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