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Leeds United announce plans to expand Elland Road to 50,000 seats - IF Leeds gain promotion.

The plans are part of Vision: Elland Road

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At today’s centenary celebrations, Leeds United managing director Angus Kinnear announced plans to expand Elland Road to 50,000 seats during a civic reception held by the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

The planned expansion will see the West Stand expanded to match the East stand opposite, there is a picture taken from the event in the tweet below, as part of what they are calling “Vision: Elland Road”.

“In our centenary year we’re very proud to announce a partnership with the council on two initiatives,” Kinnear said, quotes reported by LeedsLive.

“They fall under the title of Vision Elland Road. You notice that is a far cry from the Beeston we see today.

“Part of it is around the stadium and taking our stadium up to 50,000 and turning it into a ground which can compete with other stadiums in the Premier League and in Europe.”

The plans are only due to go forward if Leeds are promoted, when the club are confident they would be able to fill a 50,000 seater stadium. There are some games in the Championship where Leeds may have a chance with the current demand but it would be foolish to think that demand will carry on if Leeds do not go up this season and lose Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds did come close to moving away from Elland Road under the stewardship of Peter Ridsdale, plans like this mean that the club will not move away from it’s home - something which the vast majority of Leeds fans will be delighted by.