Return of supporters to Elland Road

Return of supporters to Elland Road

Key information for fans ahead of first home fixture.

Leeds United are looking forward to having a full stadium once again this season with our first home game against Everton taking place at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm).

The club have been working closely with the Premier League to ensure the safety of our supporters at all times, and so it is vital that we all work together to make matchdays as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We have some key information for supporters to be aware of ahead of their visit at the weekend, with many returning for the first time in almost 18 months. Your matchday experience may be slightly different to before and so we are asking all fans to arrive early ahead of kick-off. Please also note that Elland Road will be moving towards a cashless stadium with many kiosks only accepting card payments, so please plan accordingly.

The club will be holding a minute’s applause ahead of the game to remember the former players and fans of both clubs who have passed away since we last had a full stadium at Elland Road, in March 2020. More information can be found here.

Our COVID19 Supporter Code of Conduct

Ahead of your visit to Elland Road, please ensure that you have read our Supporter Code of Conduct. By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to follow this Code of Conduct at all times. Please click here for more information.

This is designed to help create a safe and enjoyable environment and to protect you and your fellow supporters. Please be aware that government and local authority policy may change throughout the season, potentially at short notice. Supporters planning to attend should always follow the latest requirements and advice. In turn, this Code of Conduct may be updated at any time as the situation changes and should be read each time you plan to visit Elland Road.

We will not be conducting COVID certification checks but we encourage all fans to take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of the game and anyone who has tested positive, displays symptoms or is required to isolate should not attend the match. Please also be mindful that players and management are required to remain in their bubbles and are not able to stop for autographs and photographs before or after the game. 

Getting to Elland Road

The Park and Ride service from Temple Green to the Stadium will be starting three hours ahead of kick-off (12pm) and returning post-match on a priority route from the ground. Priority bus transfers will also be available at a cost of £10 per car, you can book your ticket online now here.  

The matchday shuttle bus service operated by First Leeds Buses will be in operation, numbered R2, departing from Sovereign Street, adjacent to Leeds station, to the stadium. The service departs 90 minutes before kick-off and runs at frequent intervals. At the end of the match, a frequent service will operate back to Leeds city centre. Prices are just £3.00 return for adults.

All of the car parks around the stadium will be open and managed by Leeds City Council –  £6 per car, mini coaches £12, coaches £20. Fans located in the South and East Stand are advised to park in Car Park B. Ticket holders in the West and North Stand are advised to park in the Lowfields Road Car Park and the Park and Ride Car Park (accessed via Bobby Collins Way).

There is also a new disabled car park located behind the North Stand – free for blue badge and pass holders (accessed via Bobby Collins Way). 

Please click here for a map of the stadium.

Pre and post-match key times

The following areas will be open to supporters:

  • Billy's Bar: Open at 9am to all fans until kick-off and after the final whistle until 7pm. Access is strictly over 18s only.
  • Northeast Corner Fanzone: Open to home ticket holders only from 12pm until kick-off. Local singer and DJ to provide entertainment.
  • Centenary Pavilion Marquee: Open to home ticket holders only from 11am until kick-off.
  • North Stand Bar: Open after the final whistle to home ticket holders until 7pm. Live DJ to provide entertainment.

The club will be moving towards a cashless stadium in the coming months so we are encouraging all fans to pay by card at the bars and concourse kiosks, where possible, as there will be less tills accepting cash payments from this weekend.

At the Stadium

General admission turnstiles will open at 1.30pm, with the exception of the West Stand home turnstiles. Due to the West Stand car park being designated a ‘red zone’ until both teams have accessed the stadium, the general admission turnstiles for Entrances 4, 5 and 6 will not open until 2pm.

West Stand Season Ticket Holders will not be able to gain entry into the West Stand via the main West Stand gate or via the Fullerton Car Park. All West Stand Season Ticket Holders are advised to gain entry to the West Stand turnstiles via the back of the North Stand.

Please note there will be no access to the West Stand from the Fullerton Car Park, with the exception of West Stand hospitality guests.

West Stand Ticket Office

The West Stand Ticket Office will be open from 9am until kick off for any ticketing related enquiries.

Elland Road Superstore

The official Leeds United Superstore at Elland Road will be open at 9am until kick-off and then will re-open until 6pm after the final whistle.

Other store opening times

White Rose Shopping Centre: 9am to 9pm

Trinity Leeds: 9am to 8pm

The Merrion Centre: 9am to 5.30pm

For the latest information, fans should visit or check the club website and social media channels. The Premier League have also completed a list of FAQs that may help supporters throughout the 2021/22 campaign, please click here.