Leeds hope to develop Elland Road into one of the biggest five in the country in coming years
Leeds United are set for a major boost as exciting news emerges about Thorp Arch and about the club increasing the capacity at Elland Road.
After Angus Kinnear initially revealed plans for the expansion of Elland Road back in October 2019 when Marcelo Bielsa’s side were celebrating their centenary year, it appears the Whites may finally get to see some significant improvements on their stadium capacity.
Leeds had originally planned to expand the capacity of Elland Road to 50,000 whilst also relocating the Thorp Arch academy to a former high school site close to the site of their stadium.
However, Leeds have now changed these plans as they look to expand Elland Road into a 55,000 seater stadium by expanding into the space at the Fullerton Park site next to the stadium.
This means that the Thorp Arch academy will remain in its current location and a community sports hub will now be built at the high school site.
At its current capacity of 37,792, Leeds have the 11th largest stadium in the Premier League, behind the likes of Everton and Aston Villa.
But the proposed increase at Elland Road to something around 55,000 would see them shoot right up that table, and into the top-five, just behind Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, which seats just over 55,000 fans.