Leeds Road in 1990
|Full name||Leeds Road|
|Location||Leeds Road, Huddersfield, England|
|Owner||Huddersfield Town F.C.|
|Operator||Huddersfield Town F.C.|
Huddersfield Town F.C. (1908–1994) |
Huddersfield Giants (1992–1994)
Bradford City (1985)
Leeds Road was a football stadium in Huddersfield, England. It operated from its construction in 1908 until the Kirklees Stadium was opened nearby for the 1994–95 season. It was the home of Huddersfield Town A.F.C. from 1908 to 1994 and was also the base for Huddersfield RLFC from 1992 to 1994.
The record attendance was 67,037 in a 1–0 FA Cup 6th Round defeat against Arsenal on 27 February 1932.
Manchester United also played a home match at Leeds Road in the 1948 FA Cup run while Old Trafford was being rebuilt following damage from German bombers in the Second World War. A single international match took place at the ground, when England defeated the Netherlands 8-2 in a friendly on 27 November 1946. This was England's second home international match after World War II, the first having been held at Maine Road, Manchester two weeks earlier.
Huddersfield Town played their 1,554th and final League game at the Leeds Road ground on 30 April 1994, beating Blackpool 2–1, watched by a near capacity crowd of 16,195. Town's oldest-surviving ex-player, Joe Walter, was guest of honour at the match.
- Huddersfield Town - 75 years on - A History of Huddersfield Town by George S. Binns
- Huddersfield Town - A Complete Record 1910–1990 ISBN 090796964X