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Elland Road Building Work

Postby Shields53 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:09 pm

Building work on going on the West Stand. Not seen many details, bit of a spruce up of the exterior and internal areas inhcluding changing rooms.

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Re: Elland Road Building Work

Postby Gurj » Mon May 22, 2017 12:54 pm

Good to see, the west stand badly needs a refurb !
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Postby 1964white » Mon May 22, 2017 1:56 pm

Gurj wrote:Good to see, the west stand badly needs a refurb !


It needs knocking down :lol: hardly changed since i saw my first game in 1963/64

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Re: Elland Road Building Work

Postby Gurj » Tue May 23, 2017 7:59 am

I agree with you Leon. It needs a Liverpool like main stand alas, we dont have the funds to do such a great job as they have done there.
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Postby 1964white » Tue May 23, 2017 10:57 am

Gurj wrote:I agree with you Leon. It needs a Liverpool like main stand alas, we dont have the funds to do such a great job as they have done there.


This stand taken from my phone last November

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Postby Gurj » Tue May 23, 2017 12:42 pm

That's the one, breathtaking isnt it Leon. I was in awe glancing at that to our right when we were there that night behind the goal. Obviously the lower tier was already there but they added the top 2.

If we could do something similar with West Stand, over time, it would be fantastic.
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Postby 1964white » Tue May 23, 2017 3:49 pm

Gurj wrote:That's the one, breathtaking isnt it Leon. I was in awe glancing at that to our right when we were there that night behind the goal. Obviously the lower tier was already there but they added the top 2.

If we could do something similar with West Stand, over time, it would be fantastic.


Me too, so much so I had take a photo even though it is the heart of scouse-land

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Postby abundegas » Wed May 24, 2017 11:30 am

The downside of that stand is that it came with ticket prices that exclude vast swathes of the old fanbase, leading to a deathly atmosphere (at least on the night we were there). Also, I can't imagine you can see much from the back of the first tier upwards. (I once had a grim night in the upper sections of the new Wembley and felt completely disconnected from the match. It was like watching on a small telly while strangers around me chatted and ate crisps).

If we're playing fantasy stadium redevelopment, how about (a few years hence when regulations have changed) giving the West Stand a new roof (no pillars), adding height/depth to the stand for another 20-25 rows, and have it all safe standing. Talk about a wall of sound!

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Postby rich_leeds64 » Tue May 30, 2017 4:26 pm

I think all this work in the West stand is to enhance corporate facilities with a new pitch view restaurant and various other things. If you look on the o/s about corporate packages, sorry can't copy link, it's explained in more detail.

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Re: Elland Road Building Work

Postby Haighy » Tue May 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Knock the lot down !
Kop....shite
S. Stand......shite
West stand......bloody awful.
East stand......ok (ish)...
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Postby Shields53 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:57 pm

New signage on West Stand...

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New dressing rooms...

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Postby dezzy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:01 pm

Wow, a good quality changing area will make a difference to the team too, small details like that will all help preparations before games
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Re: Elland Road Building Work

Postby whiteswan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:35 pm

I love Elland Road. I know that some of you MOT'ers would like a new stadium but for me its all about atmosphere. I was there during the great Revie era, and our old lady football stadium rocked. Yes, there are many new 'plastic' non atmospheric grounds out there.....and I don't want us to be one of them. Elland Road is 'home' to me, so when I go to a home game, I want to feel at home...Elland Road....my home of football

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Postby weasel » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:14 am

Very impressive what the new owner has done so far to the stadium. I was one of those that thought moving to a new stadium might be a better option financially and felt ER, as a stadium, was a bit of an embarrassment due to the mismatched stands and the generally tired appearance. Full credit to AR for not just concentrating on trying to get us into the premiership but also building up the youth set up, investing in the first team, buying the stadium back and starting to give us a stadium that we can be proud of.

Great work too by LUST who have come up with a superb mural featuring the title winning midfield, to adorn the Lowfields Rd underpass. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-40788945

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Re: Elland Road Building Work

Postby MissSurreyWhite » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:29 am

Shields53 wrote:New signage on West Stand...

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New dressing rooms...

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Still looks like an out of town Tescos.

It needs a complete rethink one day.


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Postby faaip » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:40 am

The silver and black theme gets continued, I wonder if Rad is a Raider?
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Postby lufc1304 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:51 am

faaip wrote:The silver and black theme gets continued, I wonder if Rad is a Raider?


Isn't everyone??? :wink:
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Postby faaip » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:19 am

bloody should be....especially now.
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Re: Elland Road Building Work

Postby gessa » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:07 am

faaip wrote:The silver and black theme gets continued, I wonder if Rad is a Raider?



If he is he needs to raid his piggy bank and get us a CB ASAP

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