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Leeds United buy back Elland Road stadium

Leeds United have bought back Elland Road football stadium, after it was outlined as a top priority by new owner Andrea Radrizzani.

Credit: Press Association

In a statement the club said that Greenfield Investment Pte Ltd, the Aser Group Holding company and parent company of Leeds United Football Club, had completed the purchase of the stadium.

It comes after negotiations with the landlord, Teak Commercial Limited.

Andrea Radrizzani Credit: Press Association

“Today is an important day in our history and a proud day for me and my team. When I met with management and supporters during my first few months at the club the purchase of Elland Road was very high on their list of priorities and I'm delighted to be able to announce that we have completed that process today.”

– Andrea Radrizzani, Leeds United owner

“It is fantastic news that the club have confirmed the buy-back of Elland Road Stadium. This is an extremely positive step in the right direction for everyone associated with Leeds United and especially the club’s tremendous and loyal fans. As we prepare for the new season to begin in August, I very much welcome the intent being shown by Andrea to move the club forward with real purpose and ambition.”

– Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council