Leeds United are pressing on with getting Elland Road up to code for the Premier League with construction underway over the new floodlights.
Leeds fan Jon Howe visited Elland Road earlier this week and took to his personal Twitter account to show an image of the construction site just outside the ticket office at the West Stand.
The author, who wrote The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road, added that he’s been “reliably informed” that the new floodlights will be “diamond-shaped”.
Was lucky to be down at ER yesterday. This is one of the pits for the new floodlight footings. Another the same at the north end of the car park. Reliably informed the new floodlights will be diamond-shaped ❤💎 but alas will not be tall enough to reach into space 😪 #lufc pic.twitter.com/Qd6WblD9wY
— Jon Howe (@jonhowe1971) October 21, 2020
Speaking in June, Leeds’ managing director Angus Kinnear told LUFCTALK that “the Premier League demand upgrades in a number of areas” of the stadium.
He added that the “most significant” areas that needed developing were the floodlights and Elland Road’s media facilities.
Leeds have been a Premier League club for some time now but due to the shortened turnaround between seasons, it seems that the club has been afforded some extra time to get the upgrades done.
At the end of the day, the floodlights were fine for the Championship and the media facilities aren’t going to be as packed as they normally would because of social distancing measures in place within the Premier League.
But it’s good to see that the club has made a start on these things and we’re looking forward to seeing how they will look when they’re completed.
By the sounds of it, Jon Howe has plenty of inside knowledge on Elland Road so we can assume what he’s been told about the shape of the new floodlights is reliable.
They’re bound to look stunning.
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