UK time is: 08:48:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Developing Elland Road

When Ken Bates took up the helm at Elland Road he made buying back the stadium and training facilities a high priority. At present there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the true owners. Leeds chief executive Shaun Harvey told the Yorkshire Evening Post: 'We have approached the council with a request that they assist the club by providing a mortgage so we are able to re-purchase both the stadium and Thorp Arch. Further adding, 'The mortgage sought from the council would be comfortably covered by security in the form of a charge over the stadium and Thorp Arch and also a personal guarantee from a prominent Leeds businessman.'

As most Whites fans are sorely aware, businessmen baring gifts rarely come to fruition. The principle of buying back our assets however, must be a positive. Does this move have and underlying motive?

The recent allocation of differing sized casinos to various cities has sparked some speculation about the wasteland area to the west of Elland Road. It's no secret that if the area was developed properly it would be a massive source of income to the club. Having seen two similar proposals, including a police station, arena, casino, transport hub and car parking, it looks very good for the future of the region.

I for one hope that Uncle Ken truly has the future of Leeds United at heart, and not his bank balance!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 23 2007

Time: 9:28PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC On This Day - October 24th (Friday October 24 2014)

LUFC Leeds United v Wolves Team News (Thursday October 23 2014)

LUFC On This Day - October 23rd (Thursday October 23 2014)

LUFC Who should replace Doukara in attack? (Wednesday October 22 2014)

LUFC Cellino backs defender in race row (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 361
2. deslondon 114
3. erni 81
4. King Billy 60
5. SimonTVW 58
6. Oyper 42
7. bago 33
8. Tiny T 32
9. ultraleeds 24
10. iwa 15

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16
15. Leeds Utd 13 4 4 5 -3 16
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14

Breaking League News

RUFC - Players Ready For Big Game
Rotherham : 24/10/2014 08:46:00
RUFC - Chairman 'No Prima Donnas Here'
Rotherham : 24/10/2014 08:42:00
Howe: I've been backed by Demin
Bournemouth : 24/10/2014 08:40:00
Parker Faces First Love
Fulham : 24/10/2014 07:37:00
Injury Update
Norwich : 24/10/2014 07:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who should replace Doukara on Saturday?
Suggested By:  
Adryan 19%
Brian Montenegro 12%
Billy Sharp 54%
Steve Morison 15%