Safe standing a step closer after Football League’s green light for rail seats


• Sports Grounds Safety Authority has agreed ‘to establish a process’
• EFL chief executive writes to clubs to inform them of progress

The prospect of safe standing being introduced to English football has moved a step closer after the government body responsible for ground safety granted a request from the Football League to permit rail seating in 21 grounds that are not subject to all-seater requirements.

A letter sent by the Football League’s chief executive, Shaun Harvey, to clubs this week, which has been seen by the Guardian, revealed that the Sports Grounds Safety Authority has agreed “to establish a process” whereby rail seating such as the type used in Germany’s Bundesliga and at Celtic Park can be introduced.

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Source: Football News
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