Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

FSF petition to reintroduce safe-standing areas

Wed 23rd Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) have launched an online petition today in their long running campaign to reintroduce safe standing areas in football grounds.

The national supporters’ organisation for all football fans which represents more than 180,000 individual fans and affiliate members throughout England and Wales is calling for the government to rethink its ban on standing areas in football grounds.

The FSF says there is a large body of support to reintroduce standing areas nearly 22 years after it was banned following the Hillsborough disaster which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool supporters, the families of who remain vehemently opposed to the idea.

But the FSF believes Safe Standing Campaign is not just about those who prefer to stand. They argue that by giving supporters the choice, everyone benefits. They are hoping the government will relax the law governing ground safety to allow clubs the choice to create safe standing areas inside their stadiums.

Currently all Premier League and Championship clubs are required to have all-seater stadiums whilst UEFA regulations stipulate that European competitions must be played in all-seated stadiums.

Monday saw the first ever round-table meeting on the issue between the Football Supporters' Federation and the football authorities, government and police. However, Sports Minister, Hugh Robertson admitted that no government would back the change at present.

However, it’s understood that Robertson had agreed at least to look at any strong evidence to show modern terracing can be safe, is able to be policed, and that there is a widespread demand from supporters.

Once closed, the petition will be handed to the relevant government and football authorities for their consideration.

If you would like to support the FSF’s campaign, you can sign the petition using the following link. Safe Standing Petition

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Advertisement - KABA Turnstiles

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE F.C. BUSINESS RSS FEED

 

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Evertonís New Stadium Set To Bring £1bn City Economy Boost

Wed 20th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy according to studies. The latest projections of the economic impact of a major new...

Have Your Say On St George's Park

Tue 12th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association (FA) is looking for your opinion to help improve the offering at St. George’s Park. The FA are committed to improving the offering at their St. George's Park facility...

Clubs called on to install life-saving defibrillators

Fri 25th Aug 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to call on grassroots and amateur football clubs in England to help save more lives from cardiac arrests by installing life-saving...

Movement Strategies Design Of The YAS Arena

Tue 18th Jul 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Crowd movement consultants, Movement Strategies has supported HOK with the design of the YAS Arena. The Yas Arena will be the first multi-purpose arena in Abu Dhabi and will be the anchor for the east...