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Official Name Elland Road
Address Elland Road Stadium, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 0ES, W.Yorkshire, England
Home Of Leeds Since October 15, 1904
Dimensions, Width 65 m
Dimensions, Length 105 m
Stand Names The East Stand
South East Corner (Cheesewedge)
The South Stand
John Charles West Stand
Revie North Stand
North East Corner
North West Corner
Main Telephone 0871-334-1919
Ticket Office 0871-334-1992


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important points in the history of elland road

1897 Holbeck Rugby Club buy Elland Road for 1,100 on the condition it remains a football ground for at least seven years and the catering rights go to Bentley's.
1898 3,400 people in attendance, on 23 April as Hunslet beat Harrogate 1-0 in the West Yorkshire Cup Final.
1902 Leeds League side, Leeds Woodville, share the ground with Holbeck for the 1902-03 season.
1904 Holbeck go under and the ground is put up for sale. Leeds City sign lease on 13 October, for 4,500 and an annual rent of 75. Leeds City play their first game at Elland Road losing 2-0 to Hull City in a friendly.
1905 August sees work start on a 5,000 capacity stand on the west side of the ground.
1906 February and 3,961 square yards of land is bought on the Churwell and Geldard Road side of the ground for 420, from the Monk's Bridge Iron Company.
1909 Elland Road is chosen to host an amateur international between England and Ireland.
1910 The FA Cup semi-final between Barnsley and Everton comes. Although thousands are locked outside, as the capacity of 36,000 is reached, too much for a young Elland Road.
1912 Leeds City fall into the hands of the receiver and a shadow of doubt is cast over Elland Road.
1914 Elland Road and City saved, a Leeds business syndicate pays 1,000 and a yearly rent of 250.
1915-18 The Great War comes and Elland Road is used for army drilling and shooting practice.
1919 Leeds City disbanded and plans afoot to turn Elland Road into a brickyard.
1920's The Terrace is covered with a barrel shaped roof and becomes known as the Scratching Shed. A brand new stand is built that runs down the East of Elland Road and called The Lowfields. The terrace behind the northern goal becomes known as the Spion Kop, after a hill in South Africa where 322 British soldiers lost their lives in the Boer War. Elland Road is chosen to stage further England trial games.
1932 A record crowd of 56,796, that stands for 35 years, as Leeds play Arsenal on 27 December in a 0-0 draw.
1938 Elland Road hosts the Rugby Championship final as Leeds RL play Hunslet in front of of 54,112.
1939-45 The second world war and Elland Road is requisitioned by the war office for administrative purposes.
1950 Leeds play good neighbour as Huddersfield Town play two matches at Elland Road after their main stand was destroyed by fire.
1953 Floodlights costing 7,000 are switched on for the first time in a friendly with Hibernian on 9 November.
1956 A fire destroys the West Stand at Elland Road with damage estimated at 100,000.
1957 A new stand is opened in August afer an appeal rasies 60,000 and the rest comes from the Leeds City Council.
1958 West Stand again hit by fire but directors play at firemen and put it out early.
1965 BBC cameras shine on Elland Road for the first time as Leeds beat Everton 4-1 on 20 March.
1967 The record which still stands today is made with a crowd of 57,892 watching Leeds play Sunderland in a 5th round FA Cup replay on March 15.
1968 A new Kop, also now known as The Gelderd is built complete with roof. This leaves 60 feet of spare land behind the goal so the pitch is moved 30 feet North.
1970 The Kop is linked with the West Stand and Lowfields Road with the North West Stand and North East Stand respectively at a cost of 200,000 each.
1971 Elland Road is re-seeded. Manager Don Revie calls on a Gypsy to lift a curse off of Elland Road and Leeds are banned from playing at home for four games because of crowd trouble, down to an appalling refereeing decision.
1972 On 30 September the Leeds United Sports and Souvenir Shop opens it's doors.
1974 The South Stand, complete with 16 executive boxes and a 4,000 capacity replaces the Scratching Shed at a cost of 500,000.
1978 Leeds are banned from staging a FA Cup tie at Elland Road for three seasons, the result of crowd trouble in a FA Cup game with Manchester City.
1979 The South Stand is shut down for a period, due to missiles being thrown in a game with Manchester City, this time in the league and later the Kop is closed for two games after objects were thrown on the pitch in a match against Nottingham Forest.
1980 Elland Road hosts the FA Cup semi final replay between West Ham and Everton and gets record gate reciepts of 346,483.
1982 Supergroup Queen play a gig at Elland Road.
1985 Bradford City play three games at Elland Road after a Tragic fire at Valley Parade and Elland Road stages a Great Britain v New Zealand Rugby League test match in November.
1987 Elland Road gets versatile with a Gaelic football match between Dublin and Mayo, a three-day Jehovah's witness convention and another rock concert with U2.
1989 An additional 16 executive boxes are built in the South Stand and the South Stand and East Stand are linked.
1991 September the South East corner was built attaching the South Stand and the Lowfields Stand together providing an end for visiting fans.
1992 The bulldozers drive up to Elland Road, to help make way for the biggest development so far.
1994 The mammoth East Stand replaces The Lowfields at a cost of 5.5m, with the biggest cantilever stand in the world, 25 extra Executive Boxes and over 17,000 seats. 7,000 seats are added to the kop making Elland Road an all seater stadium.
1995 The gate reciept record is broken again, as Elland Road stages another FA Cup semi. Tottenham play Everton making 1,006,000 in gate reciepts.
1996 Elland Road is chosen to host Group B qualifying rounds of Euro 96, hosting Spain, Romania, France and Bulgaria.
1998 A statue is erected in memory and honour of Billy Bremner and the new board at Leeds 'Leeds Sporting PLC' buy the ground back off the council.
2000 The highest average attendance ever at Elland Road, in 1999-00 with 40,118.
2001 The PLC make a concentrated effort to take Leeds United away from Elland Road.
2004 Financial difficulties means Elland Road is sold again, in a sell and leaseback arrangement. The West Stand is renamed The John Charles Stand after the Leeds United legend dies.
2006 The South Stand undergoes a refurb which includes the Billy's Bar And Brasserie and a complete modernisation of exhisting facilities.
2008 Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs play a homecoming gig at Elland Road in May in front of 35,000 fans.
2009 A brand new big screen is installed at the South West corner. The screen a Phillips Vidiwall provides pre-match entertainment including interviews, highlights from previous seasons, team news, replays, the score, score time and post match highlights of the days game.
2011 March 2011 and work started on a multi million five phase redevelopment of the East Stand.
2012 Thousands turn out to see an eight foot bronze statue of Don Revie unveiled at Elland Road which was funded by United's faithful.