New Leeds United mural brightens up the match-day walk for thousands of fans

02 Nov 2019 08:36 am, by YorkshireSquare

The area around Leeds United’s stadium saw an explosion of colour last season as Andy McVeigh’s designs adorned telecoms cabinets around Beeston. Now there is an even bigger tribute to Leeds United painted by lifelong Leeds fan Shane Green on the ends of a Tilbury Mount and Tilbury Road terrace. In a prime location at the end of the ‘curly wurly’ footbridge crossing the M621 from Elland Road it will be visible to thousands of fans travelling to the stadium on matchdays by car and foot.

It was a walk to the ground, just like many fans make evey other week that inspired Shane to paint the mural. Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post he said…

Usually, it's a quiet little spot but come match day they'll be hundreds of people walking past. I was born about a mile away from here so it's sentimental as well as a great location - you can see it from everywhere - you can pretty much see it from Elland Road. I, and many Leeds fans, walk past this house towards Elland Road every other week. I was on my way to a match at towards the end of summer and I just said to my mates 'they could do with a Leeds mural there.’ They told me to 'get on with it then' so the next chance I got - I did. For me, it's just all about giving back to the fans. I think people are going to love it. Everyone loves Leeds so I can imagine people stopping and taking pictures, maybe even taking some selfies. This mural is a gift to the fans and to Hunslet.