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Leeds v Palace
Saturday Feb 10th
Ground Name: Elland Road
Capacity: 40,204 (all seated)
Address: Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
Main Telephone No: 0113-367-6000
Ticket Office: 0845-121-1992
Away fans are located in the South East corner of the South Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 1.800 fans can be accommodated. This allocation can be doubled if necessary by giving away fans the whole of this stand. Facilities within are fairly basic, the leg room sparse, plus fans can be ejected for swearing. So be on your best behaviour.
Tickets Ā£26 adults & Ā£15 for concessions (under 16s & over 60s)
Coaches depart Holmesdale Road at 8am price Eagle Gold Ā£30 Season ticket holders & membersĀ£34, guests Ā£37
How to get there by car
Elland Road stadium is situated on the south-western tip of the urban sprawl, but close to the M1/M62 and M621 motorway
From The North:
From the north and the east, it is recommended that you use the A1(M), A58 through Scarcroft and Shadwell. Pick up the ring road A6120 and then join the A64(M) which becomes the A58(M) after just under 6 miles, follow SP "M1, M62-Motorways" which will take you onto the A643, which brings you down to Elland Road. Follow the A643 into Elland Road for the ground. Go down Elland Road past the ground on your right and the Old Peacock pub on your left, you will come to a couple of entrances to a couple of very large car parks (?3).
From The South:
If you are coming from the south, one suggestion is leave the M1 at J41 (Wakefield) and head left A650 (west) into the villages of East Ardsley and Tingley. This will cut you through to J28 of the M62 at what is known locally as "Tingley Bar Island". Go straight over Tingley bar island and follow signs to A653 "Airport". This is the ring road and after a series of traffic islands and passing the "White Rose Shopping Centre" on the LHS- you will come to the ring road/Elland Road junction which is staggered to the right.
An alternative route from the south, if you are a bit apprehensive going through little villages and back-roads is to follow the M1 past J41 towards the city centre and join the new M621 link up road, which takes you back west towards Elland Road and gives you a couple of optional exits to take for parking/the stadium. You will pass the ground on your left and then you need to take the next exit from the motorway and turn left onto the A6110 ring road. Take the next left onto Elland Road for the ground. Just as you go under a railway bridge there are entrances on either side to a couple of very large car parks (?3).
From the west
If you are coming from the west, it is recommended that you leave the M62 at J27 and pick up the M621 East and Elland Road is well in view and signposted from here.
There are several vast car-parks on Elland Road and for around ?3.00 you can park there safely, it will take you about 20 minutes after the game to get out though. The Old Peacock has a small car-park and you will find one or two industrial units offering match-day parking. You can park for free at the eastern end of Elland Road, but you have to be there dead early to get a spot.
Surprisingly the traffic coming out of the car parks seemed to disperse quite well after the end of the game. a good tip for Elland Road is to park in Car Park A. They normally put away fans coaches here.
The Heath Estate is a no-no, this is a residents only zone and the traffic wardens do marshall it with the meaness of a stingy back-four, so you have been warned. Lowfields/Gelderd Road- okay, but gets busy after the match. Holbeck- loads of free-street parking. Windmill Hill/Beeston- just outside the residents only zone, pretty good. Security-wise, always best to be on the safe side and leave valuables out of sight
From the Station:
One of the craziest things about Elland Road is the main railway line runs within 200 yards of the stadium, but there is no station for match-goers to alight. Therefore the majority of fans end up at Leeds City Station, which is a good mile or so from the stadium. GNER run services from London/North East and Scotland. Virgin run services from Scotland/North East/Midlands/South West and FTPE run transpennine services. MetroTrain provide local-services.
Leeds train station is around a 35 minute walk from the station. Probably best to either take a taxi or one of the shuttle buses, that run from just outside the station Neville Street (outside railway station) to Stadium for a returned fixed-fare of Ā£2. These are operated by FirstLeeds bus company to the ground. The shuttle buses start running two hours before kick off
To get the bus, come out of the station main entrance, cross the road & take the stairs to street below. Turn right & cross the road & you will see the double-decker buses lined up. The first bus in the queue also sells the tickets for all the other buses. The buses drop off & pick up at a corner of the North & East stands. Itās best to get a return ticket as then you donāt have to queue up after the match to get a ticket back to the station.
if you decide to walk It is best to leave the station from the rear exit, from where you can walk down the short hill out of the car park and follow the road around to the left. At the traffic lights go ahead (the road bears slightly left) and follow Whitehall Road for just shy of half-a-mile, passing under a railway bridge and then forking left down Springwell Street, to cut off a corner. At the end of Springwell Street, you come to a roundabout exit road with a zebra crossing in front of you. Cross at the zebra crossing, taking the next exit road clockwise around the roundabout. This is the A58 Domestic Road. This road becomes Domestic Street after about 400 yards (Domestic Road turning right and heading up to an overpass) and continues slightly uphill for about another 400 yards, passing under another railway bridge. There is a zebra crossing up here, which you should use to walk up the right-hand pavement. Upon reaching the top of the hill, you come to a garage, and some small shops, where you should turn right onto Shafton Lane. At the end of Shafton Lane, turn left onto Ingram Road and follow this until you see a pedestrian bridge ahead, as the road bears left, becoming Tilbury Road. By now, you should have seen the football ground over to your right. Cross the M621 via the footbridge, turning right at the bottom, and head down Elland Rd towards the stadium'.
Tel 0113 250 9696
Fax 0113 250 5426
78 Elland Rd
Tel: 0113 253 2776
Very friendly family pub. Few minutes from the ground. Cabs available and turn up quickly. Costs about ?6 from Leeds Station to the pub. Couple of quid to the ground from the pub. Within walking distance but not recommended. If you are driving, there is free parking. Children welcome. Sandwiches, chips etc. available along with hand-pulled bitters, mild and Carlsberg,Carling Cold,Castlemaine etc.
Pubs- near the Stadium
Dry Salters pub ā 10 min walk from ground. Good mix of home & away supporters, good priced real ale & large screen SKY TV. To find it ā with the Old Peacock pub behind you turn left & follow the road down to end. Pass entrances to car parks & go under railway bridge. AT end of road turn left along the dual carriageway & pub is a short way down ātucked inā on the left
The Britannia Top Moor Side Holbeck, Leeds
Highly recommended traditional Yorkshire pub, away fans welcome- 5 minutes from the ground, pub games Telephone 0113 243 3075
Bulls Head St Matthews Street Holbeck, Leeds
Highly recommended another traditional Yorkshire pub, away fans welcome- Extensive match-day menu, free-car-parking for match-goers, 7/8 minutes from Elland Road
Avoid the Old Peacock behind the South Stand
Alcohol is served within the stands
United Fisheries Elland Road Leeds Directly opposite the ground. Be prepared to queue on matchdays.
The Cracked Egg Cafe Elland Road Leeds In the parade of shops opposite the ground, next door to United Fisheries.
Moorside Fisheries, Top Moor Side Holbeck, Leeds About a 5 minute walk from Elland Road in the Holbeck suburb
P&J Fish & Chips Bradford Road East Ardsley, Leeds Sits just off the A650 off J41 of the M1. Frequented by many Leeds' fans before and after the match
Fraz Tandoori Take-away Top Moor Side Holbeck, Leeds Extensive range of curries, kebabs and pizzas- Midweek games only- i.e. not open on Saturday afternoons.
Shalimar Briggate Leeds City Centre A decent City-centre based curry-house situated on Upper Briggate.
Lord Pizza Bradford Road East Ardsley, Leeds Doing Pizza's and Kebabs off the A650 main-road, next door to P&J's.
Burger King White Rose Shopping Centre Leeds Situated within the major shopping complex off the A653 ring-road.
KFC 380 Dewsbury Road Leeds On the A653 in Beeston. Small eat-in or take-away
Thereās a McDonalds outlet across the road from the East stand
Gateway Yorkshire- tourist board offer a booking service, telephone 0113 242 5252 or fax 246 8246- their offices are based at Leeds City Station.
Queen Hotel City Square Leeds 4 star place next to the railway-station
42 The Calls Call Lane Leeds Another 4 star- on Call Lane
The Malmaison Another top-place. Backing onto the waterfront, off Call Lane
Hilton Leeds Neville Street Leeds Situated just south of the railway station, near the dark-arches.
Merrion Hotel Merrion Street Leeds Located behind the Merrion Shopping Centre. Travel Lodge Call Lane Leeds Motel style place in city-centre without a car-park! Parking arranged at nearby multi-storey.
Travel Lodge Wellington Street Leeds Near the Yorkshire Post buildings. A good way from the City Centre amenities.
No cash-machines in vicinity of Elland Road, but cash-back at Co-Op on Old Elland Road. Several cash-points in White Rose Centre. City centre extensively served with all-major cash-points, banks and building societies
The co-op also has off-licence, national-lottery
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Thanks for that - it is very helpful
Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head, found my way downstairs and drank a cup, and looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my coat and grabbed my hat, made the bus in seconds flat, found my way upstairs and had a smoke, and Somebody spoke and I went into a dream
or maybe not as the case may be......!
I'd agree with that.
At least your travel bulletins are reliable.
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