Standing at football matches should be reintroduced at the highest level in england, according to twickenham mp vince cable last week, football league clubs backed calls for safe-standing areas to be rolled out in the championship, one division below the premier league dr cable witnessed the ibrox.
Rail seating - or safe standing - at football grounds in england is set to be discussed in parliament today the long-running debate as to whether standing should be re-introduced to the top two leagues of english football has gathered significant momentum over the last year, with a petition regarding the issue gaining over 112,000 signatures.
Should safe standing be reintroduced in the premier league andrew gelinas share share tweet email on april 15, 1989, liverpool and nottingham forest were playing in the semi finals of that year's fa cup the description reads that safe standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches.
Spectators could be allowed to watch matches from “safe standing areas” at major football grounds in england and wales following a change of heart by ministers all-seater stadiums have been mandatory in the premier league and championship for more than 20 years under legislation introduced after the hillsborough disaster in 1989 in which 96 liverpool fans died. There are many things to be put on discussion by the premier league and the championship at this time the officials have been very clear that they have no plans to engage in the promotion of the safe standing zones at football grounds.
Celtic's safe standing: how does it work law change required safe-standing areas, featuring retractable seats, have been introduced abroad, most notably in germany however, it would need government legislation to change if safe standing was introduced at stadiums in england.
Standing at top english football matches could be brought back if a trial in scotland is successful, the sports minister has revealed tracey crouch is ready to reassess the ban on standing sections - introduced after the deaths of 96 liverpool supporters in the 1989 hillsborough disaster - based on the scottish experience.
When the football league asked its clubs to vote three years ago, 77% were in favour of safe-standing trials nobody should be surprised if that number was even higher now bearing in mind the shift in attitude, for instance, that led to brighton, once opponents of safe standing, announcing a few days ago that they had visited borussia dortmund and celtic, seen how it worked and would eventually like to incorporate such an area at the amex stadium.