Leeds announce redevelopment plans

Leeds City Council has confirmed planning permission has been granted for a major redevelopment linked to the existing East Stand at Leeds United's home, Elland Road. The redevelopment will not extend the stadium’s capacity. However, extensive new facilities will support the football club during match-day fixtures.

Proposals include two new hotels, together with an arcade extension incorporating new retail facilities, a club shop, restaurant and extensive conference and banqueting space.   The plans also feature new offices and a basement nightclub that will help the club’s business development.

"The development is designed to increase non-match-day income streams at Elland Road, which in turn will support and supplement the club's efforts on the pitch," said Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of Leeds United. “It will play a vital part in the re-generation of the area, and will also create opportunities for local people."

Leeds currently lie fifth in League One and are now guaranteed a play-off place for a second successive season ahead of their final day fixture at home to Northampton on Saturday.

The Whites lost 1-0 to Doncaster in last year's Wembley final.