Sport in Leeds
Leeds is rich with sporting history, and the city is home to world-class teams, and this includes the Leeds Rhinos, as well as Leeds United Football Club and the Yorkshire Carnegie. The city of Leeds is also home to the Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Aside from that, some amazing stadiums and sports grounds are located throughout the city, and this includes the Elland Road Football Stadium and the Headingley Stadium. Some of the biggest names in the sport compete at both these stadiums.
Recently, the greatest cycle race in the world was held in Leeds. Millions of people showed up to watch the Yorkshire Grand Depart of the Tour de France (2014), and billions of people around the world watched the cyclists race through the City of Leeds. Also, the best cricket players in the world will be heading to Headingley, which is where the final of the One Day International Series is being held. Let’s not forget to mention that the 2015 Rugby World Cup is also being held in the district of Leeds and people from all around the world will tune in to watch it.
Headingley Stadium Is The Home To Leeds Rugby League.
The Leeds Rhinos are Leeds’ professional RLC (Rugby League Club), and the team has become a very successful rugby league club in the UK. The rugby team has won the championship not once, not twice, but a total of nine times. Not only that, but the team has taken home three World Club Challenge titles.
Yorkshire Carnegie is a world-class team, and they are an RFU Championship team. Not only that but the team is an exciting team to watch, and they have fans across the globe. In a matter of fact, Yorkshire Carnegie has a very large and dedicated fan base.
Elland Road Stadium: Home of the Mighty Whites
Leeds United Football Club formed in 1919, and it is a very large club. In fact, it is one of the biggest football clubs in the United Kingdom. The team often draws very large crowds, and they have a great fan base throughout the world that strongly supports them, especially when they play home games. The team base is at Elland Road Stadium, and they play in the Football League Championship. Some of the very best players have played for the team, and some of these players include Rio Ferdinand, Billy Bremner, and Norman Hunter. Leeds United has a brand new owner, Andrea Radrizzani, as well as a new manager, Thomas Christiansen. The club and its supporters are hoping this will contribute to their ongoing success and the ultimate goal of promotion back to the Premier League, where they deservedly belong.
Leeds was named a host city for the Rugby World Cup 2015, which means Elland Road will host some international sporting stars. Two matches of the tournament are being held over the weekend in September, and Italy vs. the USA will take place, as well as Scotland vs. Canada. The event is huge, and it is the world’s third largest sporting event. The Rugby World Cup tournament is huge, and it is where 20 international teams compete, and one team will get the game’s biggest honour, which is the Webb Ellis Cup.