Leeds United are hoping to record their biggest midweek home attendance for a league match in over 13 years this evening when they take on Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship at Elland Road.
The Yorkshire Post has reported that around 31,000 tickets have been snapped up for the match with Leeds United fans eager to witness their side extend their excellent start to the new campaign.
The Whites are second in the Sky Bet Championship table after six matches and are one of only two sides (Cardiff City being the other) that at yet to taste defeat this season. Thomas Christiansen’s men have 14 points on the board from an available 18 while they have won on all of their last three league outings.
Leeds United recorded a thumping 5-0 win over struggling Burton Albion at Elland Road on Saturday and that match was witnessed by the club’s highest crowd of the season of 33,404. Tonight’s attendance is unlikely to beat that total however The Whites could record the highest midweek home gate for over 13 years, a record dating back to 13 April 2004 when Leeds United drew 1-1 with Everton in the English Premier League in front of around 36,000 home fans.
The club has a long way to go to bring top flight football back to Elland Road under the floodlights but there is no doubting the current feel good factor around West Yorkshire and Leeds United have set down a marker for success.