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Elland Road

Elland Road Stadium has hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue and England international fixtures, having been selected as one of eight Euro 96 venues. Elland Road was home to Holbeck Rugby Club and, although used primarily for football since the early 20th century, rugby league returned when the ground was used by the Hunslet Hawks for several seasons in the mid-1980s.

Rugby League was played at international level when a Great Britain v New Zealand test match was staged in 1985. The stadium hosted the Tri-Nations final in 2004, when a capacity crowd saw Australia beat Great Britain, and again in 2005 in a match where New Zealand beat Australia. The stadium has hosted concerts, including performances from rock bands Queen, U2, Happy Mondays and more recently, the Kaiser Chiefs and Rod Stewart.

Elland Road hosted matches for Rugby World Cup 2015 including Scotland v USA and Italy v Canada.

Local Pubs

The ground offers numerous food stands and bars, but if you are looking to sample something outside of the stadium there are plenty of restaurants and pubs nearby. Most notably, Elland Road's most famous local pub is The Old Peacock. 

There are several food stands outside the stadium, and even more pubs nearby including The Wheatsheaf and The Pack Horse Inn. The United Fisheries on Elland Road is also a firm favourite with match goers.

Local Attractions

Leeds has recently emerged as a modern and glamorous hub of the UK. The city centre is not short of impressive skyscrapers, beautiful waterfronts and modern buildings.

If you are looking for shopping, the city centre certainly does not disappoint. Perhaps most impressive is the Leeds Kirkgate Market, which is currently the largest covered market in Europe. With over 800 traders, the market has been going since 1822!

There is also no shortage of things to do if you are with youngsters. Diggerland, where you can drive real diggers offers fun for all the family. Or for something a bit more adrenaline-filled, Xscape Yorkshire includes the UK's biggest snow slope, rock climbing walls, shops and more.

Did You Know?

During the Second World War Elland Road was requisitioned by the War Office as a ground to practice shooting.