By Pranav Shahaney

7th Sep, 2022 | 7:40am

Beren Cross: Leeds United have chance of selling out 80,000 Elland Road seats per game

Leeds United could theoretically increase the capacity of Elland Road to 80,000 but they will have to weigh in other factors as well.

According to LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross, while Angus Kinnear has spoken about developments behind the scenes at Leeds, no concrete work is expected to start until Christmas.

The Whites will look to approach any stadium changes in a measured way and not go overboard solely because they can.

Cross wrote, “Nothing concrete, but Kinnear has spoken about developments with the process in the background. I don’t know if we’ll see anything in the public domain before Christmas, but I know it remains high on the club’s agenda.

“Staying up last season to secure a third PL season was critical in keeping the ball rolling. I agree they could probably go up to 80,000 and have a good chance of selling out, but I am sure you can appreciate the cost involved in going bigger and the associated risks.

“Every aspect of this redevelopment has to be assessed and done in a measured way. They will not want to bite off more than they can chew.”

Makes sense

A measured approach to things is always the sensible way to go about such major developments.

Premier League status is of course, crucial, and barring any surprises, Leeds should not be threatened with relegation this season as well.

That said, they cannot take anything for granted, but the expectations are that they can go ahead with stadium developments accounting for Premier League revenues.

There’s also the question of the takeover and how much Andrea Radrizzani wants to commit to revamping Elland Road.

It has been a while since major developments have been made and fans have been calling for some changes to be made to the iconic venue.

Hopefully, from 2023, we see more concrete moves towards making the home of the Whites a more modern venue that will house more fans as that will be beneficial for the club revenues as well.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has made a World Cup claim as the Whites want to sign a ‘Phenomenal’ international attacker in January.