Date: 16th June 2021 at 10:45am
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Leeds United fans on have been responding to the latest news to emerge concerning the Yorkshire ’s home stadium Elland Road. 

This comes after Leeds journalist Adam Pope shared a post on his Twitter page relaying news originally published in an article from the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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The article claims that Elland Road is set to increase its capacity to 55,000 instead of the originally proposed maximum of 50,000 and that they “no longer plan to build a training ground at the former Matthew Murray High School site” as a result.

This post from Pope then quickly grabbed the attention of a lot of Leeds supporters who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on this latest claim.

So, what did these Leeds fans have to say in response to this news about Elland Road?

“55k Elland road wow”

@firthlufc

Just imagine 55k Leeds fans I’m getting shivers already #lufc

@JJ_jordie

“From 38k to 55k is a huge jump, but a necessary one you’d think. So excited for this”

@MOTweets1919

“Excellent news and exciting times ahead for the longer term I hope”

@Gezkel

“Gonna be electric”

@Oli_LUFC_1919

Booooooom #mot

@00Seddon1965

Looking at the replies to this post from Pope, it appears that these Leeds fans are over the moon with this news that the club intends on pushing the maximum capacity of Elland Road to 55,000.

Would you be happy to see Elland Road have a 55k capacity?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In our view, the fact that the club are reportedly willing to increase the capacity of the stadium from its current figure of 37,890 shows just how confident the club and its owners are that their fanbase would be able to fill that proposed new capacity once the appropriate changes to the stadium have been made – as well as financing the plans themselves.

Also, with the club having ambitions of playing European football in the near future, having a stadium they could sell out in Europe would be a massive boost for the club and their finances if they were to make it into Europe at some point, in our view.

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