PREMIER - Safe standing to be permitted in stadiums again

22.09.2021 22:58 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Safe standing to be permitted in stadiums again
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For the first time in 25 years, fans of Premier League and Championship clubs will be permitted to stand at stadiums.

The move comes after the Sports Ground Safety Authority asked teams from England's top two divisions to participate in a safe standing trial this season.

After the 1989 Hillsborough catastrophe, which killed 97 people, an all-seater regulation was implemented for Premier League and Championship stadiums.

The legislation in England changed in 1994, mandating all supporters in English and Welsh stadiums to sit for the duration of the game.

The FA, Premier League, and EFL have agreed to safe standing if it is approved by a club's local government, following experiments with Celtic and the Bundesliga.

Tottenham Hotspur, both Manchester teams, Wolves, Liverpool, Chelsea, Cardiff City, and Bristol City are expected to take part in the inaugural trial.