Matches played at Leeds Road, Huddersfield


Date of matchType of matchName of teamName of teamScoreAttendance
19 February 1910International Amateur matchEnglandWales6-08,000
18 November 1911International Amateur matchEnglandIreland2-03,000
12 March 1932FA Cup semi-finalNewcastle UnitedChelsea2-136,709
18 March 1933FA Cup semi-finalManchester CityDerby County3-251,961
17 March 1934FA Cup semi-finalManchester CityAston Villa6-145,473
21 March 1936FA Cup semi-finalArsenalGrimsby Town1-063,210
10 April 1937FA Cup semi-finalSunderlandMillwall2-162,813
27 November 1946International friendlyEnglandThe Netherlands8-232,435
7 February 1948FA Cup 5th roundManchester UnitedCharlton Athletic2-033,012
14 March 1951FA Cup semi-final replayNewcastle UnitedWolverhampton Wanderers2-147,349
9 March 1964FA Cup 6th round 2nd replayManchester UnitedSunderland5-154,952
21 August 1971Football League Division OneLeeds UnitedWolverhampton Wanderers0-020,687
4 September 1971Football League Division OneLeeds UnitedCrystal Palace2-018,417
15 September 1971Texaco Cup 1st round 1st legHuddersfield TownMorton1-05,769
19 October 1971Texaco Cup quarter-final 1st legHuddersfield TownAirdrieonians1-25,462
14 September 1985Football League Division TwoBradford CityHull City4-24,930
12 October 1985Football League Division TwoBradford CityBarnsley2-05,707
1 January 1986Football League Division TwoBradford CitySunderland2-08,369
8 March 1986Football League Division TwoBradford CityBlackburn Rovers3-25,263
23 April 1986Football League Division TwoBradford CityMiddlesbrough2-13,426
26 April 1986Football League Division TwoBradford CityShrewsbury Town3-14,663
16 September 1986Full Members Cup 1st roundHuddersfield TownBlackburn Rovers



17 November 1991FA Cup 1st roundEmleyBolton Wanderers0-39,035


Leeds Road was home to Huddersfield Town from 1908, the year the club was formed. Shortly after, football’s architect in chief, Archibald Leitch, was engaged to reconstruct the site.


The pitch was turned 90 degrees, and the Main Stand, a partially-covered terrace and two banks of the open terrace were built. The photograph below shows the upgrading of the concrete steps of the Popular Terrace after the Second World War. A roof was later added.


Huddersfield’s last match at Leeds Road was played in April 1994. The club made the short trip over the River Colne to the Alfred McAlpine Stadium (now the John Smith’s Stadium), home to both the town’s football and rugby league clubs.


‘Alf’ was awarded RIBA’s Building of the Year award in 1995, while the Leeds Road site became a retail park.




Photograph from the record attendance match, Huddersfield Town versus Arsenal, FA Cup quarter-final, 1932 (final attendance: 67,037)