Leeds United will look to build a stadium with a capacity of around 55,000 when the time comes to redevelop Elland Road.
That is according to finance guru and new Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively amid talks of an Elland Road expansion after recent comments from Andrea Radrizzani.
Leeds’ majority shareholder told the Business of Football Summit in February that he sees the redevelopment of the stadium as crucial to his long-term vision.
Elland Road currently houses just shy of 38,000 while Liverpool’s seated capacity is 53,394.
Maguire is adamant that Leeds could realistically look to build a stadium with a significantly increased capacity.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Leeds being a one-club city, there’s no reason they can’t be looking at 55,000 capacity.
“The potential for matchday revenue there is enormous and potentially among the biggest in the Premier League.
“Everton are looking for 54,000. Anfield is about the same level. If Liverpool as a city can accommodate two clubs with that capacity, Leeds certainly can match that as a one-club city.
“They would still sell out every match.”
Leeds are enjoying a successful campaign in their first Premier League season since 2004 and have won plaudits for their exhilarating style of play.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side currently sit 11th in the table after 26 games as fellow Championship promotees West Brom and Fulham struggle to beat the drop.