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Safe standing: Time-lapse vid of UK’s first ‘rail seat’ installation

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

Bristol City have become the first club in the UK to install safe standing rail seats into their stadium. This comes hot-on-the-heels of the Football League’s announcement last week that it would lobby the Government for a change in the rules to permit safe standing areas for football matches.

Watch the installation of the UK’s first rail seats below:

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  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

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