For 142 years, the ground had not been owned by the club. Facilities hade been allowed to run down, and the club decided to move to a greenfield site elsewhere, but then decided to stay put, which meant that the deterioration continued. Finally Leeds City Council, worried by the threat of Headingley losing Test status, came up with a £9 million loan which enabled the club to buy the ground from the "Cricket, Football and Athletic Company" for £12 million and increase its capacity to 20,000.
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Not your usual outground (a pavilion, some grass, some folding chairs and a few tents) but a full stadium with wooden benches on rings of concrete steps. Excellent ice-creams