The Lowdown: Safe standing debate…
It has long been debated whether safe standing should be re-introduced for atmospheric and general matchday experience purposes.
25 years ago, a blanket ban was introduced on standing in football stadiums across England’s top two divisions with recent murmurs indicating it could now be brought back after all this time.
Sharing a big development on the matter, The Times have just dropped some interesting news.
The Latest: Exciting news for Spurs fans?
Indeed, the initiative is set to be trialled and Tottenham are one of the clubs who can safely integrate safe standing for home and away supporters.
“Update: Safe standing to be in Premier League and Championship this season,” Ziegler explained.
“Spurs, Man City, Chelsea and West Ham all have necessary facilities already in place for home & away fans.
“Wolves, Man Utd, Liverpool would need to add to existing home fan areas.”
The Verdict: About time?
While some issues come with safe standing, like the health and safety requirements of all supporters which will need to be figured out carefully, there are also immense benefits.
In terms of atmosphere at Premier League grounds, safe standing will arguably improve it vastly as certain clubs in Germany have already proved over the last few years.
For one, Borussia Dortmund are famous for their ‘Yellow Wall’ at Signal Iduna Park and it’s little wonder the English top flight wants to replicate that kind of electric matchday experience.
It will certainly be intriguing to see if the trial proves successful, not just for Spurs supporters, but for fans up and down the country.
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