England is bringing back stands for standing in football stadiums

Football clubs in the English Premier League and Championship will be able from the 2022/23 season. to set up stands for standing in their stadiums, British Culture Secretary Nadine Doris announced today.

During the previous season, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were part of a pilot project to gradually introduce standing stands.

This project was a success and the British government gave the green light to all Premier League and Championship clubs to apply for permanent use of the stands.

“Only clubs that comply with strict security measures will be authorized to set up new stands,” said the state secretary.

Standing spaces have been banned in England for more than 25 years, since 1994 and the verdict following the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989, when 97 Liverpool fans died in a stampede before the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

By Editor

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