Leeds United fans will get the chance to meet the latest signing for Leeds tomorrow at the opening of the new club shop at the Trinity Leeds shopping centre. Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker, along with Samu Saiz, Pablo Hernandez, and Ronaldo Vieira, will be in attendance.
The players will make an appearance at 17.30 following the grand opening of the shop at 10.00 for a signing session, with fans that purchase a limited edition Kappa football at the new shop ahead of time being able to go in and meet the players.
Per the club’s official website:
Angus Kinnear, the Managing Director of Leeds United, will be on hand to officially open the store in the morning along with avid Leeds fan and the current IBF featherweight champion, Josh Warrington.
For fans who wish to attend the signing session all you need to do is purchase a limited edition Kappa Football for the reduced price of £10 from the new store based at Trinity Leeds before 5.30pm. Your receipt will act as your ticket on arrival.
The other activity taking place on Thursday 5 July in and around the store include local DJ Loz James, a football freestyler and stilt walkers who will feature from approximately 11am, and visits from former player Tony Dorigo at 12pm and Leeds Ladies players Rosie Gill and Chelsea Sandord at 4pm.
This marks the fourth place that Leeds fans will be able to purchase Leeds merchandise directly from the club. Besides the club shop at Elland Road, Leeds have shops at Leeds Bradford Airport and the Merrion Centre.
Hopefully an additional shop will help to bring in more commercial revenue into the club, as one of the ways to increase the budget for signings is to bring in more revenue from sources other than just ticket sales or TV appearances. The Leeds “brand” is one of the most iconic brands in all of English football, and giving fans another way to purchase items that show their love of the club can’t be a bad thing.