Leeds Chiefs’ Elland Road rink capacity increased to 1,000 for derby with Sheffield Steeldogs

AN extra 470 seats are available for Sunday’s game at Elland Road between Leeds Chiefs and Sheffield Steeldogs.

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 8:49 am
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That means the capacity for the rink is now around 1,000 when combined with the existing seating and rinkside standing areas.

The extra seating is not available online for Sunday’s game but tickets for the newly-completed sections – situated on the opposite side of the ice to the existing seats – can be purchased on the door on game day. The Chiefs head to Basingstoke Bison tomorrow before returning to West Yorkshire to host the Steeldogs (face-off 5.30pm).

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Leeds Chiefs fans get behind their team against the Sheffield Steeldogs last month.

It will be the last meeting of the NIHL National regular season between the two Yorkshire rivals, with Sheffield winning five of the previous seven encounters, including the most recent clash which saw the teams play the first-ever game at Elland Road on January 31, the visitors prevailing 4-1.

After tomorrow, there are seven more home games scheduled for the Chiefs, including a home double-header next weekend which sees Bracknell Bees visit on Saturday, February 29 (7pm) before Sam Zajac’s host Basingstoke the following day (5.30pm).

“We’re delighted that we now have a further 470 seats available and fans can now enjoy a view of the game from both sides of the rink,” said Planet Ice chief operations officer, Heath Rhodes.

“Already we are seeing some fantastic hockey from Leeds Chiefs which is delighting the crowds.”

Tickets for all Chiefs home games at Elland Road can be purchased by heading to the club website HERE