Leeds United has submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council today seeking the redevelopment of its Elland Road grounds.

The League One club plans a leisure complex at the site which will include a 350-room hotel, shops and bars towards the southeast of the stadium.

It also plans a superstore, office block and nightclub on the northeast corner of the stadium as well as an extension of its facilities for conferences and events.

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates said: ‘Football grounds are used for 25 days a year to play football, it's important not to forget about the other 340 days you don't play football.

‘This is another step for us towards ensuring the ground is not only used all year round, but is a place where people want to come.'

If the plans are approved building work would start by the end of 2009.