The best place for away fans is the SE Corner of Elland Road. Dec 23. 2012 | Comments (0)
I am hoping the Leeds United family will be able to help me out and sign a petition to urge the new owners and/or the Elland Road stadium management to relocate the away fans back in the SE Corner of Elland Road.
Not only does it completely spoil the atmosphere, but I feel this is a disaster waiting to happen.
I have witnessed many a problem, such as when the Leeds fans cross the path of the away fans leaving the West Stand back to the coaches there has been friction, pushing and shoving and the usual name calling. How long will it before a fight breaks out or some innocent person is caught up in a scuffle?
Then we have had the times the West Stand walkway (back up to Elland Road) has been blocked while the away fans have left the stadium back to their coaches. This has meant elderly and disabled supporters have had to wait around for the walkway to be re-opened (so they can return to their vehicles - the disabled supporters car park is next to where the away coaches are now parked).
Fans are having to wait in all weathers - gale force winds, rain, snow - you name it.
The alternative is for fans to walk all the way around the ground (along the kop, up the East Stand etc) or across the Fullerton Park car park which is dark, muddy, full of pot holes and hazardous. This is not something I would expect an elderly or disabled fan to have to do.
The previous location of away fans in the South East corner was perfect in terms of atmosphere, safety and ease of exit for the away fans.
This is totally a case of 'if its not broke, why fix it?'
I have contacted the club who have assured me they are monitoring the situation. This online petition has been created so I can show the club just how many fans are unhappy with this current policy.
If you agree, please take the time to sign the petition.