Leeds United have joined their fans in the attempt to protect their home stadium, Elland Road for the future generations. The club aims to ensure that the city’s football stadium remains the centre of sporting life in the city for the years to come.
As a result, Elland Road has now been added to the Leeds City Council’s list of assets of community value. The Leeds United Supporter’s Trust submitted an application requesting for the same to be done to the local authority and prompt action was taken by the authorities.
What this does is that Elland Road can now not be used for any purposes other than footballing reasons. Moreover, the ground cannot be demolished now with the new status it has received from the city.
Another advantage that the ground now has is that whenever Elland Road will be put up for sale on the market, the owner of the stadium can be prevented from completing a sale within six months unless the sale was being made to a trust or any other local community.
If the local authorities deem that the future of the ground is under threat then they can purchase the same till the threat is seen off. This initiative has been overseen by the new owner of Leeds United, Andrea Radrizzani who took over the club during this summer.
Radrizzani himself has plans to improve Elland Road from the inside which include stands and the pitch condition. The Leeds United city council also praised the efforts of all people involved in this action being taken.
The council hailed the Leeds United owner, as well as the supporters for their efforts as this, will be furthering social interests and the social well-being of the local community at the same time.