Safe standing

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‘Safe’ standing barriers are anything but, says former Wembley Stadium manager
The introduction of safe standing areas could create new safety problems within football grounds, according to Noel Jeffs, an expert in stadium operations

Paul MacInnes

18, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Manchester City to install 5,620 rail seats in preparation for safe standing
Manchester City have announced they will install more than 5,500 rail seats at the Etihad Stadium

Reuters and Guardian sport

24, Mar, 2021 @8:33 AM

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Safe standing across English football moves a crucial step closer
Safe standing across English football has come a step closer after a report found it had ‘a positive impact on spectator safety’

Paul MacInnes

07, Feb, 2020 @11:37 AM

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John Ingledew's best photograph: how Gazza's tears changed football
‘Football was quite unfashionable in the 70s and 80s. You could be on the dole and still go to a game. Then suddenly Gazza cried and everybody was interested’

Interview by Tim Jonze

28, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Safe-standing under spotlight as the government looks for answers
The government’s review of the legal ban on standing at Premier League and Championship grounds will consider new research

David Conn

05, Sep, 2018 @5:54 PM

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Commons people: why parliament's 'evidence week' is a national victory
Parliament is supposed to be alive to shifting public concerns and new sources of information. But it doesn’t always work like that

Tracey Brown

25, Jun, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Football League expects safe standing to be permitted by 2019-20 season
The Football League expects fans to be allowed to stand at matches in all four divisions of English football by this time next year

Paul MacInnes

19, Jun, 2018 @3:15 PM

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Labour calls on government to back safe standing at English football stadiums
The Premier League has come out in favour of allowing its clubs a ‘local choice’ as to whether to introduce safe standing.

Simon Burnton and Paul MacInnes

08, Jun, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Review of standing ban a step forward but must be handled with great care | David Conn
Any review over the reintroduction of safe standing must be sensitive and consultative, given the association with the Hillsborough tragedy that brought about the original ban

David Conn

05, Jun, 2018 @8:03 PM

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Safe standing at football: government to review all-seat policy
The government has commissioned a review of the all-seat policy in a significant shift towards permitting safe standing in the Premier League and Championship

Martha Kelner

05, Jun, 2018 @1:05 PM

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‘It’s groundbreaking, pioneering’: Shrewsbury bring in safe standing
The League One club, who face Rotherham in Sunday’s play-off final, are the first in England to install rail seating. Will it catch on?

Paul MacInnes

24, May, 2018 @10:00 AM

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EFL hoping to work with government in bid to address safe-standing issue
The EFL chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, has called for the government to review its position and believes clubs should be allowed to decide for themselves about safe standing

Paul MacInnes

26, Apr, 2018 @9:48 PM

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