Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has suggested that Leeds United should consider rebuilding parts of Elland Road whilst fans are unable to attend the matches.
The Whites are on the brink of being promoted to the Premier League, and are continuously selling out their home ground week in, week out.
With an average attendance of over 35,000 in this current campaign, there is scope for the club to build extra tiers around Elland Road in order to try and allow even more home supporters into the stadium.
If Leeds were to get to the top division, the club would be welcoming some of the biggest teams in the world to their city such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Robinson has revealed that there is no better time to rebuild the ground, and that with the club on the cusp of the Premier league, they should start to look at redeveloping Elland Road.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “While the stadium’s empty then there’s a really good opportunity to rebuild, especially if they’re in the Premier League.
“Three of the stands could do with redeveloping, whether that’s building on top or even building a new stadium while Elland Road is still in use – they’ve got the land to be able to do that. If Leeds are in the Premier League it’s an option they could look at.”
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It’s a great idea, and one that the club could easily facilitate should they manage to earn promotion to the Premier League in the coming months.
Leeds have a great number of supporters, and they’ve shown this season that with the fan base they have, the club are able to sell-out Elland Road on a consistent basis, and one would assume that would be the same if they were promoted.
Robinson is correct in saying it’s the perfect time to redevelop the ground, but it all depends on the timescale and when the supporters will be allowed to return to watch the club from the stands.