Home to Cricket and Rugby, Heandingley Stadium is busiest during the summer when enthusiasts of these sports come out with the sun (well maybe not in England!). The grounds have been host to many celebrities over the years. Where in 2013 the coalition government leaders David Cameron and Nick Clegg visited the Cricket pitches to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
There are several grounds you can visit here, where the Stadium is host to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos RLFC and Leeds Carnegie RFC. The first test cricket to be played here was in 1899, and has had many a heartfelt memory for cricket fans on various notable sporting moments. Similarly, the Rhinos and Carnegie Rugby teams have celebrated proud victories in terms of games won and players developed into international standards to move onto the England and Lions squads over the years. It is truly a venue that is a pride and joy of Leeds city and community.
Getting here is very easy, as it is conveniently equidistant from Heandingley and Burley Park station. If you are driving, you need to aim to get to the B6157 from the A660 that leads all the way to the city centre. Although a great venue, the parking at Heandingley Stadium has limited spaces. There are some extra spaces allocated on the Easy Space car park on Burley Road, but these are for season ticket holders.
If you scroll up a little, you will find a wonderful set of options for restaurants near Heandingley Stadium within a 15 mile radius. You’re never quite filled with the snack like meals at sports events, nor are the greasy aromas of the stadium quick food booths as tempting as a well cooked dish from a good kitchen. Have a browse through the reviews to see what is best recommended nearby Heandingley Stadium.
Did you know the stadium’s name was changed to Heandingley Cranegie Stadium in 2006 following sponsorship from the Leeds Metropolitan University?