Basket
×

Your basket

Join The FSA

Evertonians overwhelmingly back safe standing

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Survey results released today by the Everton Supporters Trust (EST) show that the overwhelming majority of Everton fans want to see safe standing introduced at Goodison Park.

The Trust surveyed more than 1,400 Evertonians for their views on safe standing and 90% believe it should be introduced at Goodison Park or a potential new build stadium.

Additionally, 92% of respondents agreed that supporters should be given the choice between sitting and standing at the match.

EST chair Simon Magner said: “The response to the survey was incredible, the fan-base has spoken and the results speak for themselves.

“There is clearly a growing appetite nationally with similar results from similar surveys conducted by fan groups and supporters trusts up and down the country.

Potential improvements to match-day atmosphere was one of the main reasons Everton fans want to see safe standing introduced at Goodison – 87.1% believed this to be the case.

The large majority (63.1%) of respondents also believe that a designated standing area would help decrease persistent standing in seated areas.

EST will now take the results of their survey to the club and hope for constructive consultation with Everton, Liverpool City Council and MPs on the issue.

Thanks to Action Images for the image used in this story.

Related Articles

Boro and Foxes fans back safe standing

Leicester City and Middlesbrough fans both overwhelming support safe standing according to new surveys carried out by atmosphere group Union FS and the Middlesbrough Supporters Forum.

Nine out of 10 Liverpool fans back safe standing

Liverpool supporters have overwhelmingly backed safe standing in one of the largest surveys ever conducted on the subject.

Norfolk MPs back safe standing at Carrow Road

A cross-party group of MPs is backing Norwich City’s push for the introduction of safe standing areas at Carrow Road.

Reasons to join the FSF – the safe standing campaign

The safe standing campaign is the longest running FSF campaign, and we’d bet it’s the reason a good number of you heard about us in the first place.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe