Football exhibition extended following huge success

An exhibition on the history of Leeds United football club has been given the green light for an extension until Christmas. 

Brad Dixon, a volunteer working at the exhibition said, “The response we’ve seen has been absolutely fantastic – weekends and evenings get especially busy. 

“We were originally going to finish this Sunday as it’s been running for a month, but because of the response we’re extending it to Christmas.”

Framed football gloves and programmes
The display shows many different items such as gloves and programmes.

The sheer popularity of the display has resulted in the extension, the exhibition can now be visited in the Merrion Centre up until the 22nd of December.

Football shirts, many of them donated by fans.
The vast majority of items were donated by fans.

The exhibition has also seen some famous visitors such as footballers Allan Clarke and Pablo Hernandez making an appearance. 

The exhibition celebrates the centenary of the clubs’ formation and showcases items from Leeds United’s 100 year history range. Items range all the way from players’ shirts to bricks from Elland road. 

Interactive touch screen, where visitors can design their dream team.
The exhibition features many interactive aspects such as designing your dream team.

Dixon said the majority of the exhibition was donated by fans.

“We had one fan drop off 600 vintage programmes the other day,” he said.

“We’re so grateful for the fan it wouldn’t have been possible without their help.

“The trust had been planning the exhibition for months and it had been in the pipeline for some time. It took the best part of a month to set it up. We worked from eight in the morning to eight in the evening.”

Signed football shirts from various players.
The exhibition space hosted Allan Clarke as a guest speaker which drew a large crowd.

A striking collage from the Yorkshire Evening Post spread displays various newspaper headlines.

It showcases ‘100 years of Leeds United coverage’ – described by Dixon as “not all positive, but we had to showcase it all”.

A collage of newspaper headlines showing some of the clubs history
The headlines showcase what the club has been through over the years.

The exhibition boasts many interactive activities such as touch-screen televisions and a wall in which players are invited to recall their favourite memories about the club on post-it notes.

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