The £45 million development of Headingley Stadium in 2019 was the most exciting and highly anticipated improvement in over a century. The home of Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Yorkshire Carnegie is already steeped in history. This development brought a NEW architectural landmark to Headingley.
There has been a stadium in Headingley since 1889, when Leeds Rhinos (then called Leeds St Johns) built Headingley Stadium. The cricket ground was opened officially in 1890 when Leeds CC played Scarborough CC. Since then the stadium has hosted international rugby and cricket, including the Rugby League World Cup Final in 1970 and the Ashes series in 1981. Plans for a new stadium were developed in 2014, so the stadium has been a long time coming!