Leeds United offices, ticket office, foundation offices, and club shop at Elland Road will be closed due to a security threat.
A statement from the club read: “Leeds United’s offices, ticket office, Foundation offices and club shop at Elland Road will be closed until further notice on the advice of the police.”
“We apologize for any inconvenience and we will inform the public when normal service resumes.”
Outside the venue, police were seen handling the current situation.
According to reports, when workers of the club got there, they alerted the club of a security threat made against them online.
Authorities are reportedly checking Elland Road, and the neighborhood has been evacuated.
The stadium serves as the club’s home base on game days, but it also serves as a workplace for a number of staff members during the week, as the ticket office, foundation, and club shop are all located there.
Since its founding in 1919, Leeds United has only ever played at Elland Road, which has served as their home field.
It is the 14th largest football stadium in England and it is an all-seater stadium located in Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Elland Road was formerly occupied by their predecessors, Leeds City, until they disbanded.
In order to deal with the situation, a portion of the road has been closed off and all staff have been sent home from the stadium.
The police are now in charge of the situation. The club has not yet released any additional information aside from the one quoted above.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson stated: “Police were called to attend at Elland Road football stadium following reports of a security threat to the premises. Investigations are currently ongoing to establish the credibility of that threat. The report was received at 9:49pm last night.”
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England is home to the professional football team Leeds United Football Club.
The team plays its home games at Elland Road and competes in the Premier League, the top division of the English football league system.
Three League Championships, four Second Division championships, one FA Cup, one EFL Cup, two Charity Shields, and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups have all been won by Leeds United.
The club’s most prosperous years were the 1960s and 1970s, when Don Revie was in charge and they won two League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup, and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups.
Additionally, the club has finished in second place in the League Championship five times, the FA Cup three times, the EFL Cup once, the Charity Shield once, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup once, the Cup Winners’ Cup once, and the European Cup once. It also lost the play-off to keep the Inter-City Fairs Cup trophy.
Chelsea and Manchester United are rivals of the club.
White shirts, shorts, and socks make up the team’s traditional gear. The White Rose of York, a representation of Yorkshire, is often seen on their badge.