Ever since the uninspiring plans for the redevelopment of Elland Road (Project Meccano) were revealed I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember what the hotel reminded me of, and now I’ve finally figured it out  – The nuclear power plant from the Simpsons!

Project Meccano hotel plans

Springfield Nuclear Power Plant

An uncanny resemblance I’m sure you’ll age?

Quite appropriate too if you think about it, as there are a lot of similarities between the owners of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Leeds United FC – not least, the total lack of compassion they show towards their customers.

  • trueyorxman

    Bates is Mr Burns, no?

  • Matt BB

    more like that old sea captain…. yaaar

  • Matt BB

    and shaun harvey definitely smithers.

  • Hotshotlorimer

    Funny thing is that if you look at the designers’ website (KSS), they actually have some fairly impressive designs. Just saved the special one for us.

    • Craig


      …the cheapest one for us.

  • Paul South Wales

    Can’t see the similarity really

    • TSS

      @Paul South Wales

      How are you not seeing that? It is the building to the side as @gryff pointed out, and the post was a bit of a piss-take but the more I look at it, the more convinced I am that that’s where they got the idea from.

      Both buildings go in at the top and bottom, the windows on both buildings widen towards the edge and most importantly, they’re both big cubes

  • Gryff

    The square building to the side (where Homer probably works).

    Good spot!

  • richard

    Theres sticking a box on the side of Elland road and then there that monstrosity, i wonder how much it cost to design a cube with windows.