A lot has changed at Leeds United since they last played in the Premier League, many a coupon has been won and lost, but one thing that has been a constant over the past 16 years is the support they get from the fanbase.
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A few months ago Angus Kinnear laid out plans to expand Elland Road to a 50,000 seater stadium if the club are promoted to the Premier League.
However, questions must be raised as to whether or not that’s a good idea. It wasn’t too long ago that Leeds were averaging crowds of under 25,000 in League One, so there’s no guarantee that they’d fill it.
However, one man who has played over 100 games for Leeds United believes that expanding the stadium could be genius.
Danny Pugh spoke exclusively to Football FanCast about Leeds’ planned expansion as well as if he thinks developing Elland Road would change anything about the atmosphere on a matchday.
“I think if they can keep it like it is it’d be brilliant,” said Pugh.
“Of course, Man City and West Ham moved from their stadiums so it’s different, but I think if Leeds do expand Elland Road and stay at Elland Road in the Premier League, I do think they’d fill it.
“It’s always a special atmosphere at Elland Road, and if you add 20,000 more or however many it would be, I think that’d be a little bit special.”
Of course, the expansion still relies on Leeds’ promotion, but Pugh clearly thinks that United would have no problems in filling a 50,000 capacity ground.