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Elland Road redevelopment..

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by Rickkwflwhites (U14334116) 25 November 2010
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Supposedly if England are awarded the world cup early next month, Elland Road may be redeveloped with the west and north stands knocked down and rebuilt just like the east stand increasing the overall capacity to around 50,000.

During this redevelopment period, I surmise that they will take down one stand at a time then rebuild, obviously reducing the capacity and atmosphere of the stadium, I also think that the area around Elland Road isn't the nicest to show people from around the world visiting leeds for the world cup.

I'm all a newer stadia but it has it's draw backs, I myself would prefer a new location and new stadium with a sponsor named to the stadium, lesser clubs have new modern stadiums why not us? built correctly there is no need to lose any atmosphere such as Old Trafford Sc.m.

What do you folk think? MOT.

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posted Nov 25, 2010

Two points.

1) Redevelopment will be easy because we just open the upper tier East Stand and move everyone affected in the stand being developed into there while the changes go on.

2) England will not get the WC, too many have already come out and said they are voting for Spain and Portugal. Hurrah! A world Cup is always much better when it is in a close by foreign country, and with my heritage from sunny Espana, I will be very happy.


As for Newcastle's ground, it is actually very nice. Been there a few times.

White Hart Lane is fantastic - why they want to move I have no idea.

The Emirates (from the outside) is how every club should look at trying to develop their ground.

If we don't get the WC, very likely, then I think we will see Bates sell up within two years.

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posted Nov 25, 2010

Leo, sounds like a swell idea, we could also build a shuttle aluncher on the back of the eaststand, so we can move to the moon when global warming really kicks in... :)

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posted Nov 25, 2010

My personal preference would be to turn the pitch so that what is currently the East Stand would become the KOP
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That is a rather ridiculous idea I think, if you're going to do that, you might as well demolish the whol stadium.

But I do want to stay at Elland Road

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posted Nov 25, 2010

they wouldnt knock stand's down.. they're making the north stand upper-teir (same as east and going all the way round till it meeets the west stand..
so north, north east, and east stand will be 2 tiered.. they'll build around it not knock it down.. and why move from elland road? we have good land tp expand on.. if anything build new stadium next to it.. theres loads of land around west and north stand.. but theres no point they'll probably just lay some grass down or something to make it nice for the World cup

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posted Nov 25, 2010

Dont want a new flat pack stadium like leicester, coventry etc

We would lose all atmosphere, ER gives our club tradition, soul and passion

just extend the Kop and south stand and re build the john charles.

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posted Nov 25, 2010

leeds are the best then all the rest leeds are better then eny team if eny body is a leeds fan write leeds leeds leeds

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posted Nov 25, 2010

"leeds are the best then all the rest leeds are better then eny team if eny body is a leeds fan write leeds leeds leeds"

serves me right for staying logged when not at the laptop,my son hijacked it...like his views though, but needs a spelling lesson!

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posted Nov 25, 2010

Didn't Fergusion once say that Elland Road was one of the most intimidating grounds in Europe?

No need to rebuild. We aren't selling out every week, so we hardly need to expand. We also don't even own ER and don't have the money to build a new stadium. It needs improving though; the leg room is terrible. They should take out about 10 rows from each stand, increase the leg room and improve the seats. There are plans to build the hotel and shops outside - which even though people criticise it, it will make us a lot of money.

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posted Nov 26, 2010

Ferguson did say that ER is one of the most intimidating grounds in Europe.
I like the idea of a stadium redevelopment and see no reason why it can't be done. Hopefully it will be part of the journey back to the Prem and beyond.
Here are some links...
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/EditorialGallery.aspx?ArticleID=5873133&SectionID=39

http://www.leedsunited.com/news/20091201/artists-impressions-elland-road-for-world-cup_2247585_1891857

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comment by Cocky (U14333752)

posted Nov 26, 2010

There's a model of the proposed East Stand development in the corporate entrance which shows the hotel where Billy is and a shopping plaza behind the East stand. We priced some work work on the ESU last month where they were going to create more corporate space and a chairman's suite but they've decided not to go ahead now. The other development was going to be funded by money from FIFA so it make me wonder if Bates has heard a whisper that England are unlikely to get the World Cup now???

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