This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for the scans of badges on this page.

The Yorkshire city of Leeds has had three greyhound tracks in the past, the one on Elland Road opposite the football ground was situated at 1° 34' W 53° 46' N. It operated under NGRC rules throughout its history, opening on 16th July 1927, with racing being administered by The Leeds Greyhound Association Ltd under the Chairmanship of Alderman H. Morriss. The track had a circumference of 414 yards and operated a Metro-Vickers electric hare. In 1931 it raced on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. In the early days it held sprints over 293 yards, standard races over 492 yards and distance races over 707 yards.

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It closed its gates for the final time on 1st March 1982.
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Track Records, as of 1947, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks. I am extremely grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINT (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Leeds Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 325 yards Hipicoleum 17.95 secs Rating 39
STANDARD 512 yards Chatterton 29.04 secs Rating 16
DISTANCE 743 yards All Out 44.02 secs Rating 2

I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Leeds badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net