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New South Stand opens at Headingley

The newly developed Tetley’s South Stand at the Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds has opened.

The new stand, built by Caddick Construction over the last 18 months, replaces the old 1930’s terrace and now includes 2,200 seats and has a standing capacity of 5,500.

The South Stand development is part of the overall £45m Caddick Construction transformation of Emerald Headingley Stadium which will be finished next summer and heralds the venue’s transformation into a world class venue for elite sport.

Emerald Headingley is home to Leeds Rhinos rugby league club and Yorkshire Country Cricket Club.

It also hosts Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union games and is a Test cricket venue.

The major redevelopment includes the new rugby South Stand and a replacement for the 90-year-old joint rugby and cricket ground stand that overlooks both sides of the iconic sporting complex.

The proposed new combined stand will have 4,200 seats for cricket and 3,800 facing the rugby pitch. The new South Stand for the rugby ground has a capacity of 7,700 with 2,200 seats.