11 Facts About Elland Road


Elland Road is a football stadium in Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, which has been the home of Premier League club Leeds United since the club's formation in 1919.

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Elland Road was used by rugby league club Hunslet in the mid-1980s and hosted two matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Later that year, Elland Road was sold with a 25-year lease and buy-back clause to raise funds to pay an instalment of a loan to Jack Petchey.

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Plans for development at Elland Road to include hotels, a shopping centre and health club were featured in the programme for the match against Huddersfield Town on 8 December 2007.

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Elland Road has hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue on nine occasions, the first being a tie between Barnsley and Everton on 26 March 1910 and the last on 9 April 1995 in a game between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Elland Road hosted two of Leeds Rhinos' home Super League games during the redevelopment of Headingley Stadium.

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In 2021, Elland Road was selected to host the 2022 Challenge Cup triple header on the men's semi-finals and women's final.

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Elland Road has hosted four of Leeds Rhinos World Club Challenge matches.

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Elland Road was to host a Twenty20 cricket game on 31 July 2009.

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Some shots of the 1974 Elland Road were shot at other locations to make the film look more in keeping with that era.

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Elland Road was used as a substitute for the old Wembley Stadium for scenes in the 2010 film The King's Speech, which was nominated for 12 Oscars, three of which were for its stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

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