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Leeds United Football Club play at the Elland Road ground (capacity = 40,296) which was sold by the club in a 25-year sale-lease back deal with a commercial buy-back provision for when the club's finances improve. This arrangement was one part of a series of measures designed to bring the club back to financial stability after 2003 when the club had been in £121m of debt and also included sale of their training ground, for £4.2m. In January 2005, chairman Gerald Krasner announced the sale of a 50% stake of the club to Ken Bates for £10m.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions. Years covering 1994/95 to 1996/97 refer to Leeds Sporting plc.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08**

23.249

4.553

54.8

168

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2004/05

31.121

-8.490

56.3

199

2003/04

41.954

69.436

88.4

277

2002/03

46.998

-47.523

 

273

2001/02

64.169

-34.543

80.9

294

2000/01

76.225

-4.197

54.3

290

1999/00

50.789

4.248

52.0

228

1998/99

35.394

1.406

49.2

145

1997/98

28.265

-0.045

53.8

166

1996/97

21.802

-6.227

50.9

195

1995/96

18.751

-0.875

 

 

1994/95

14.753

0.842

 

 

** = 14 months

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