Elland Road is the home of Leeds United Football Club, located in the Beeston area of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England.
Once one of English football’s true heavyweights, the club slipped into financial trouble during the early 2000s and found themselves relegated to the lower divisions. The stadium, however, remains one of England’s most historical grounds and has regularly been used to host England international matches over the years, as well as FA Cup semi-finals.
Elland Road was built in 1897 and has undergone various redevelopments over the decades. It’s modern capacity is 39,000.
Leeds are one of the few clubs that offers stadium tours on match days. Information can be found on the club’s official website www.leedsunited.com.
Leeds is a major UK city and therefore well served by public transport. Leeds railway station is served by trains from London, with a journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes. From the railway station it is a 35 minute walk to the stadium. For those who don’t fancy the walk, there are taxis and buses that run from just outside the station to the ground.
For those arriving by car, unlike many other sports venues it is possible to park within the vicinity of the stadium, in one of the surrounding streets or nearby car parks.
For those coming by air, the closest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport which is 12 miles from the stadium. This airport has flight connections to various cities in the UK, Europe and beyond.
The club’s aim is to provide a link to all Leeds United fans in the region by holding regular meetings, organising tickets and travel to matches.
The club is open to both occasional and regular travellers to Leeds United games.