The redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium can push ahead after Leeds City Council’s executive board approved a proposal which will see a third-party investor provide up to £35 million to fund the project. Read more
To facilitate the stadium improvement plans, funding will be provided from a combination of public and private funding, including Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos; the latter to provide the majority of the remaining investment through the proposed sale of two sites for housing development located off Weetwood Avenue, Weetwood and off Old Thorpe Lane, Bradford Road, Tingley. The net receipts from the sale of these sites will be 100% invested into the improvements at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
The proposals will create an increased capacity Cricket Stadium that will offer the highest standards of playing, practice and training facilities, good quality seating and corporate facilities, state-of-the-art technology and media facilities. as well as attractive spaces around the stadium to improve integration with the surrounding Headingley neighbourhood.
For the Rugby Stadium, the proposals will provide a replacement North and South Stand with enhanced facilities for players, fans and visitors. The new South Stand will also replace some of the Rugby capacity lost by the development of the joint Stand between rugby and cricket, and for the first time will include an element of seating within the stand, however the standing capacity will still exceed the current level of members in the South Stand.