I said "some" Leeds fans.
I don't like the view from that terrace so I don't go anymore. I could go somewhere else in the ground, but I go to games to be with the fans from my club as well. It's part of the experience.
Will I be missed? No, probably not. I'm not trying to be a one man crusade. I just think it's sad that some people's attitudes to this are "tough" rather than thinking there could be a solution. I'm not expecting people on here to find the solution, just accept that one should be sought in the future. "Tough" and "don't go then" basically tell me they aren't bothered. Cas are looking for solutions that cater for everyone. As are Wakefield. As are Rovers (in part have found one with the new stand but still charge double to Hull fans to use that poor excuse of a stand). But apparently Leeds don't have to even try because "there's nothing they can do". No, there's nothing they can do about that one option of redeveloping that stand, so look at other solutions.
If they don't care enough about it, that's their prerogative. But you can surely understand why I would choose not to attend there anymore based on that.
Wellsy, hopefully I can clear this up for you. Leeds cannot get planning permission to develop the Western Terrace because it obstructs 3 houses behind. I understand Leeds are looking into purchasing those houses to enable this to be an option in future.
Leeds wanted to develop the South Stand but again the planning department rejected the original design for being obtrusive on the surrounding area. I find this rather hard to believe considering the big green monstrosity the cricket ground built but I suppose it's all about who you know. The revised design that the planning department proposed was reviewed by the Rhinos and they decided it wasn't financially worthwhile to do. I believe they will wait for a change of personnel in the council before looking at this option again.
Therefore, Leeds have desperately being trying to develop the North Stand which ajoins the cricket ground. Unfortunately, YCCC are penniless as they lost £700k on bidding and hosting an India vs Pakistan test match a few years ago which did not attract fans as predicted. YCCC have now agreed to do something with the North Stand and look like they can secure funding to do so in these less financially prohibitive times so this will go ahead in the next few years. As has previously been mentioned, this is required to be completed before they next host the ashes.
I hope the above will show you that Leeds are not simply sitting idly and ignoring fans wishes to upgrade the facilities but there are obstacles in their way and they have to be financially prudent in how they develop the ground to the best of its ability. I'm sorry if you feel that you are treated unfairly as an away fan. I'd like to remind you that it doesn't always rain or snow in Leeds and you'd be most welcome to join me in either the North, South or Carnegie Stand and I'd even buy you a beer. I can't promise our team would be so generous on the pitch to your Ull though