Not last orders at Elland Road

22 August 2013 03:17

Leeds insist they have no plans to bring in an alcohol ban and that fans will continue to be able to enjoy a pint at Elland Road.

The club issued a statement making their position clear following a newspaper report that one Leeds director, Salem Patel, had proposed an alcohol ban to reflect the Muslim beliefs of owners GFH Capital, the Dubai-based subsidiary of a Bahrain Islamic investment bank.

However, Leeds managing director David Haigh said that was not the case.

He said: "The board has never discussed banning alcohol and has no plans to change the current licensing arrangements at Elland Road.

"Enjoying a pint before and after watching the match is a time-honoured Yorkshire tradition as indeed it is among many British football fans.

"Equally the club will continue to offer a selection of wines and other alcoholic drinks to our corporate guests."

Last month Leeds agreed a six-year deal with Heineken to supply bitter, lager and cider to Elland Road.

As part of the new agreement Heineken has invested £250,000 in equipment in the stadium's bars to speed up service.

Source: PA