Initially, owned by the Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletic Company, Headingley Stadium received a face lift when Yorkshire County Cricket Club purchased the cricket ground on 31 December 2005. As announced on 11 October 2006, the whole ground is managed jointly between Yorkshire C.C.C. and Leeds Rugby. Headingley Stadium is the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and rugby league team. It is a sporting complex in the Leeds suburb of Headingley in West Yorkshire.
Notable sporting moments include Yorkshire beating the touring Australians by 5 wickets, after discharging them for 23 in their second innings with George Herbert Hirst and Stanley Jackson taking 5 wickets each. In the Third Test against New Zealand in 1965 John Edrich hit 53 fours and 5 sixes in his 310 not out; England won by an innings and 187 runs.
The stadium has two separate grounds, with a two-sided stand covering shared amenities. The Carnegie Floodlit Nines rugby league nines tournament was held at Headingley stadium for the first time on 27 August 2008.
At the start of 2006 plans were announced for a historic redevelopment encompassing both the rugby and cricket stadium that were set to usher in a new and exciting future for one of the most famous stadiums in world sport. The Carnegie Floodlit Nines rugby league nines tournament was held at Headingley stadium for the first time on 27 August 2008.