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Gov’t to support expansion of licensed standing areas next season

The sports minister today announced that the Government is “minded to support the wider roll-out of licensed standing areas” for the start of next season.

Standing areas have “positive impact” on safety – SGSA report

Safe standing at football grounds has had “a positive impact on spectator safety” and improved the matchday experience for thousands already, says an interim report from the SGSA.

Brentford announce plans for standing at new ground

Brentford have confirmed plans to install barrier seats at the Brentford Community stadium for the start of the 2022-23 season.

Standing: Trials see latest phase of campaign begins

The latest phase of the decades-long safe standing campaign began this week as trial areas saw their first official use in the Premier League.

Government announces first round of new standing areas at five clubs

Cardiff City, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will be the first clubs to have licensed ‘safe standing’ in seated areas from January 1st the sports minister announced today.

32-year safe standing campaign finally wins!

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) was contacted last night by the Sports Ground Safety Association (SGSA), who told us that the option for football clubs to offer licensed standing at all levels of the game in England and Wales has at last been passed into official Government policy.

End of the all-seater era: Government plans more standing pilots

At the weekend Government ministers confirmed that further standing areas will be coming to the top two divisions before the end of the season – signalling an end to the all-seater era.

Liverpool announce trial of 7,800 rail seats

Liverpool are the latest club to announce a trial of rail seating, with 7,800 rail seats due to be installed at Anfield ahead of the new season.

Manchester City to install more than 5,000 rail seats

Manchester City have announced that they will be the latest Premier League club to install rail seating at their ground, anticipating a change in Government legislation.

Manchester United given green light for 1,500 rail seats

Manchester United have been given the go-ahead by their local authority to install rail seats at Old Trafford.

Bristol City latest to commit to rail seats as standing revolution continues

Bristol City are set to become the latest club to provide their supporters with standing accommodation after they unveiled plans to install just under 1,200 rail seats at Ashton Gate.

Manchester United’s rail seat application “great news for supporters”

Manchester United are the latest club looking to provide a dedicated standing area after asking their local authority to give the green light to 1,500 rail seats at Old Trafford.

Standing choice has “positive impact on safety” says early Government report

A report released by the Sports Ground Safety Authority today shows that standing options – such as rail seats and seats with barriers – have improved safety in the top flight.

Government to move quickly on all-seater reform

This week the Government has confirmed that it will be implementing its manifesto commitment to reform the all-seater legislation covering the Championship and Premier League.

Fans welcome progress on standing at UEFA competitions

On 17th November, Germany played Belgium in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier. The game was hosted at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, home to Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.

More standing trials needed says Government report

Research commissioned by the Government looking into possible reform of the all-seater legislation has concluded that more trials of standing areas in the top-flight are needed.

Wolves make breakthrough with plans for 5,000 rail seats

Wolves have announced plans to install more than 5,000 rail seats at Molineux in what has been described as “great news” for the standing campaign.

YouGov poll shows support for change to standing laws

Almost two-thirds of MPs believe the all-seater legislation governing the top two flights of English football should be reformed, according to data from YouGov.

Fans groups across Europe demand UEFA standing reform

In the coming weeks, football fans across Europe will protest UEFAs outdated ban on standing at European games under the slogan ‘Europe wants to stand’.

Wolves install standing options at Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers have become the latest club to explore standing accommodation following the installation of a standing area at Molineux.

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