Confirmed: Leeds hit with booze ban for Championship opener
By Alex Taylor
Leeds fans have been told they will not be able to buy alcohol in the club’s first game of the season.
The Lillywhites face Queens Park Rangers in their Championship opener on Sunday at Loftus Road but away fans will be prevented from purchasing alcoholic drinks inside the away end.
The new will frustrate travelling fans who often enjoy refreshments before the game and at half-time.
The official Leeds Twitter account released the news on Wednesday afternoon:
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 3, 2016
The West Yorkshire outfit are renowned for having some of the most vocal supporters in the Championship and fans would have been hoping to have a drink at the match.
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