Elland Road Stadium
* Address: Elland Road, Leeds
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 37,000
* Opened: 1897
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Leeds United (football)
Extra stadium info – Elland Road Stadium
The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1967, when 57,000 people attended a football match between Leeds United and Sunderland AFC. The national football team of England played their first-ever match at the Elland Road Stadium in 1995. The match against Sweden ended in a 3-3 draw. The stadium was one of the 1996 UEFA European Football Championship venues and it hosted its first-ever Rugby World Cup match in 2015. Leeds United Football Club, the first sports club from Leeds with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, have been tenants of the venue since 1919.
Leeds United reached the final of the European championship for football clubs in 1975 for the first time in their history. The German side FC Bayern München won the game 2-0. 48,000 spectators showed up for the final, which took place in the French city of Paris. Leeds United won the English top-flight football league several times. They drew an average home attendance of 29,000 in their inaugural Premier League season. Harold Kewell, the first football player from Australia in a final of the world championship for football clubs, joined Leeds United in 1996. In 2003, he left the club for Liverpool Football Club. He played in a final of the world championship for football clubs with Liverpool FC.