ELLAND Road, home of Leeds United, has been found to be the least safest stadium in the Premier League to visit on a matchday, according to new data.

A study, produced by Cheekypunter.com, took the number of crime-related statistics such as violent and public disorders, racist/ indecent chanting, pitch incursions, alcohol/ drug abuse incidents since the 2010/11 season, plus the general city crime rate to work out which Premier League grounds were the most unsafe.

Leeds topped the table with a total of 610 recorded incidents over the last 11 seasons (up to 2020/21) and the highest city crime rate outside of London.

In fact, Elland Road topped the charts of most of the metrics, including alcohol and drugs (113), pitch incursions (63) and violent & public disorders (174).

Their old rivals Manchester United’s historic stadium Old Trafford ranked in second place with incidents totalling 546 and Manchester having the third-highest crime rate on the list.

At the other end of the table, Watford’s Vicarage Road is the safest Premier League ground according to the data metrics.

The Hornets only had 88 incidents recorded over the 11 campaigns and the town has the third-lowest crime rate on the list.