Kieran Maguire backs Leeds United to significantly increase Elland Road capacity
Kieran Maguire has backed Leeds United to almost double the capacity of Elland Road in years to come in the Premier League.
Andrea Radrizzani and Angus Kinnear have shared their desire to develop the stadium, and they have already started with numerous upgrades.
Maguire has shared that the Whites could hit nearly 60,000 seats at Elland Road, comparing them to the likes of Arsenal and West Ham.
Speaking on the Price of Football podcast, Maguire backed the Whites to challenge some of the biggest capacities in the Premier League.
“How many could Leeds have?” he said.
“I think they could easily go to the 55,000 to 60,000 area quite easily if West Ham can do it if Arsenal can do, we’ve got three London clubs with capacities over 60,000, Liverpool moving to 60.
“Leeds is a one-city club, and it’s a big city, so they could easily substantially increase the capacity of Elland Road and they could bring in more of the prawn sandwich brigade appeal in terms of development.”
We are salivating over the vision of nearly 60,000 Leeds fans at Elland Road for every single home match in the Premier League.
Players are already blown away and intimidated by the support and noise created by 36,000 fans, so when that is almost doubled, the roof would come off.
This is where the San Francisco 49ers come into play, with their expertise in stadium developments after building their new structure.
Radrizzani would have to fork out some serious money to develop the stadium, but with the guarantee that it would be packed for 19 Premier League games, he would earn it back in no time.
This is all part of the vision to become not only one of the biggest Premier League clubs, but one of the biggest in the world, and we already can’t wait.
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