Elland Road


Europe, United Kingdom, Yorkshire and the Humber

Elland Road is an all-seater football stadium situated in the Beeston area of the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Elland Road has been the permanent residence of Leeds United A.F.C. since the club's foundation in 1919 and it was previously occupied by their predecessors, Leeds City. The stadium is the 12th largest football stadium in England, and the second largest ground outside the Premier League (after Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium). The ground has frequently hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue, as well as a number of England international fixtures, and it was also selected as one of the eight Euro 96 venues. Previously, Elland Road was home to Holbeck Rugby Club and although it has been used primarily for football since the early 20th century, rugby league has since made a return, most notably when the ground was used by the Hunslet Hawks for several seasons in the mid-1980s. Aside from sport, the stadium has hosted several concerts, including performances from rock bands Queen, U2, Happy Mondays and the Kaiser Chiefs. Elland Road currently comprises four main stands – the Revie Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the John Charles Stand – which, together with the corners, bring the total capacity to 39,460. The record attendance of 57,892 was set on 15 March 1967 in an FA Cup 5th round replay against Sunderland. However, this was before the stadium became an all-seater venue as stipulated by the Taylor Report and the modern record is 40,287 for a Premiership match against Newcastle United on 22 December 2001.