Leeds United are making progress in their mission to redevelop Elland Road in the near future, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper has reported on its website that Angus Kinnear is leading the charge with another board member, Peter Lowy expected to play an influential role once work begins.
The increase in capacity to 55,000 is set to hand Leeds “huge” revenue boosts with 22,000 fans alone on the waiting list for a new season ticket as things stand.
Writing in his latest Sports Agenda column, Mike Keegan shared the news regarding the ongoing matter at Elland Road going ahead sooner rather than later.
“Leeds United are progressing with their quest to redevelop Elland Road which would see capacity raised to 55,000 and hand a huge boost to the club’s revenues,” he wrote.
“Managing director Angus Kinnear is leading the drive, and expect Peter Lowy — former chief executive of the Westfield Group — to play an influential role when the project gets underway.
“The club have 22,000 fans on a waiting list for season tickets and the expansion would include a significant increase in corporate and retail facilities.
“No dates have been set but expansion is high on the agenda.”
Get it done.
This is a huge step.
Giving the green light to this and allowing the work to begin will shut down possibly the entire West Stand, with the plans to take it to level with the East.
That leaves Leeds with likely a full season or a large chunk of it playing with only three stands and lowered capacity before they can take that massive step up to having 55,000 capacity.
Andrea Radrizzani has previously admitted that staying in the Premier League for three seasons is the benchmark to start the development, and here we are, so it is no surprise to see the go-ahead.
Kinnear has been given that task, and many will be hoping that his work here will be better than what he delivered in the final week and month of the transfer window at Elland Road or we would end up with a new stand and no seats.
All eyes are now on LS11 as the plans should soon be going in place for work to begin, finally transforming Elland Road back to the glory days – it’s been a long time coming.
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