Leeds United have agreed a contract with a local construction firm to start upgrades at Elland Road for the 20/21 Premier League season.

After winning the Championship title last season, the Whites knew they would need to upgrade some of their facilities in West Yorkshire.

Leeds start their Premier League campaign on Saturday away at Liverpool, with their first home game against fellow-promoted side Fulham.

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Leeds have agreed their contract with Caddick Construction, who will now begin to upgrade the broadcasting facilities and car parking spaces outside the ground.

The Wakefield-based firm will create a new £1.3million coach park in both the Fullerton and West Stand car-parks, as well as a new Sky compound.

Bdaily Marketing have reported on the new deal, with work set to begin at Elland Road next month in October.

Chris Allott, senior contracts manager at Caddick ensured this work will make the stadium worthy of Premier League football once again.

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Angus Kinnear has opened up on the upgrades needed at Elland Road previously, and these were on that list.

Leeds’ chief executive also admitted that the most significant of those were the media facilities and the floodlights – with the lighting coming under criticism towards the end of last season.

There has been no timescale on the floodlights, but the new media facilities shouldn’t be ready until at-least November – three months into the new season.

With the Premier League starting closer to winter this season, it is likely that the floodlights could already have been upgraded – and they could be used from the first game against Fulham.

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