Leeds United take ownership of Elland Road home

Leeds United's Elland Road
Leeds United have played at Elland Road for over a century [Rex Features]

Leeds United have taken ownership of their Elland Road home, 20 years after it was sold when the club was in financial difficulty.

The stadium, which has been the club's home since 1919, had been purchased by Greenfield Investment Pte Ltd which was at the time part of the parent company which owned the Whites.

In a statement, the club said they had taken ownership of the stadium once more in March this year, marking the first time the club had taken control of the ground since 2004.

“Whilst this may seem like only a subtle change in corporate structure, I know that our supporters will understand its broader significance in signalling our ownership’s intent that Leeds United and Elland Road should always be inextricably bound," chief executive Angus Kinnear said.

Prior to the deal being completed, the stadium had been transferred to Elland Road Limited in 2020 following the formation of a new company.

Elland Road is also listed as an Asset of Community Value having been formally approved by Leeds City Council following an application by the Leeds United Supporters’ Trust.