Times journalist shares if Leeds United stadium Elland Road set to host Euro 2028 games
Leeds United stadium Elland Road will reportedly not be one of the venues if the UK win the bid to host the European Championships in 2028.
According to Times journalist Martyn Ziegler, should the bid be won, no games will be held in Yorkshire due to the fact they have not been able to persuade their local authorities to commit the time and resources required to host games.
The ten stadiums in contention are: Wembley, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the London Stadium, Villa Park, Stadium MK, Old Trafford, the Etihad, Everton’s Bramley Moore Dock ground, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and Newcastle United’s St James’ Park.
Via Twitter, Ziegler wrote, “No room for Anfield and Elland Road – but Stadium MK makes Euro 2028 shortlist.”
Anfield and Elland Road are two iconic venues in two iconic footballing cities in which the population lives and breathes football.
It’s a shame that the grounds of MK Dons, Sunderland and Newcastle are being considered and given priority over Leeds’ iconic stadium.
Not being able to commit to time and resources to host the games six years later is quite frankly a weak excuse and surely, they can do something for five to six games.
Hopefully, things change and we get to see international football at Elland Road as this is a unique stadium that’s likely to undergo some development by then.
We’re waiting to see if the United Kingdom wins the bid and if they do, it’s time to make a noise for the inclusion of the iconic Leeds United stadium that has created so many memories over the past few decades and would certainly create a few more international ones.