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Safe Standing: Have Your Say

15 January 2014

 At last summer's Football League AGM the majority of clubs passed a resolution charging the league's executive to explore the steps necessary for a safe standing trial to be run. 

Following research, including a visit to Germany to examine the rail seat method used in Bundesliga stadia, the Football League has now sent a detailed paper to the 72 Football League clubs, seeking a response to four different questions.


1. Should the Football League approach the minister for sport to request that the 'all-seater' stadia requirement for Championship clubs be reviewed with a view to the re-introduction of standing accommodation?


2. Should the Football League approach the Sports Ground Safety Authority to request that rail seating products be licensed in Football League grounds?


3. Should clubs be permitted to accommodate supporters in rail seating in the Championship?


4. Should clubs be permitted to revert from seating to standing accommodation in League One and League Two following relegation from the Championship?


Burnley Football Club has voted ‘yes’ to the first three, and remains undecided on the fourth.


The Clarets Mad website joined forces with the supporters clubs at Burnley over a year ago to act as Burnley representatives with the Football Supporters Federation (FSF), in particular on the subject of safe standing.


And the FSF have again set up a short survey, which representatives would be grateful if supporters could answer.


This is an ideal opportunity, at an ideal time, to get your views across. The results will be made available to Burnley Football Club and therefore it is also an opportunity to lobby club officials to ensure they make the correct decisions on behalf of supporters.


Please use the link below.


The survey will close at noon on Tuesday, January 21.

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