Thursday, 17 February, 2011
West Yorkshire Police is encouraging football supporters attending Leeds United’s fixtures against Norwich City and Barnsley to plan their journeys carefully because of motorway roadworks and car park closures.
There are major roadworks on the M621 near to Elland Road, and two of the car parks near to the stadium which are frequently used by supporters will be occupied by the Leeds Valentine’s Fair.
Large crowds are expected for both the Saturday afternoon fixture against Norwich and Tuesday evening’s match against Barnsley, and fans attending either match are asked to take the roadworks and car park closures into account when travelling.
A special bus service will offer return trips from the city centre to Elland Road for a small fee, and licensed bars will be open inside the stands within the ground.
Superintendent Dave Oldroyd said: “The last thing we want is for supporters to miss the start of the matches, but because of the roadworks and car park closures it is important that fans think carefully about how they will get to and from the games.
“It may be more suitable for some supporters to use public transport or official supporters’ buses. However, if you must use your own transport it is essential that you allow extra time for your journey.”