By Jack Cunningham

4th Jul, 2021 | 7:48pm

Leeds United stadium expansion plans approved

According to Leeds Live, Leeds United have had their plans to expand Elland Road ‘approved’ by Leeds city council.

They state that the Whites have been given the all-clear on plans to expand Elland Road into a 55,000 seat arena as long as Leeds cover the costs of moving the current Parklife plans to a new site in the city.

If the Whites agree to do this, then the council is ‘on board with the new development’.

Huge news for Leeds

The expansion of Elland Road has long been discussed by the likes of Angus Kinnear, and this step is an important one for the club as their dream of expanding Elland Road edges closer [Leeds Live].

Leeds, along with the San Francisco 49ers, want to see Elland Road expanded to bring in even more fans from Leeds and the surrounding areas.

Given the potential benefits this could bring to the city, it is no surprise that the city council have approved the plans, but this was still an important hurdle to overcome, and it is fantastic that it has been overcome.

The truth is with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, and with this current ownership group Leeds are in the right hands, and the future could and should be very exciting.

The expansion of Elland Road could only be the beginning as the Whites look to continue their rise back to the top of English football.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites close in on ‘long-awaited’ signing.