Leeds United are a club that attracted both love and hate in equal measures for their playing style and I suspect Elland Road will be the same.
It seems to have a mix of everything that makes a football ground wonderful, although there’s an argument that they have too much thrown in the pot. The stadium equivalent of too many cooks.
There’s statues of Don Revie and also a Billy Bremner complete with ginger hair. There’s an entrance named after cult hero Lucas Radebe and steps to enter one part of the ground. A massive main stand that dominates the skyline and a couple of horrendously old looking ones with corrugated roofs, as well as corners made solely out of concrete. And of course one side that doesn’t look anything like a football ground.
For me though I’d struggle to give it anything other than top marks. As I was wandering around it with fellow comedian John Scott we spotted an open door and so snuck in for a very quick look.
As you all know, a look inside always scores highly and so a chance to stand and take in Elland Road from that angle makes it a memorable visit. There’s plenty to say that it’s worth a trip just to see the outside, but I enjoyed mine without a doubt.