Premier League & Championship given permission to roll out safe standing

All Premier League and Championship clubs will be permitted to incorporate safe standing areas in their stadiums as of the coming 2022/23 season onwards.

The UK government moved to end standing in the top two tiers of English football in the wake of the 1989 Taylor Report, which was the inquiry into the tragic Hillsborough disaster that caused the death of 97 Liverpool fans.

Many standing terraces up and down the country, including at Old Trafford, Anfield and Highbury, were soon converted into all-seated areas.

But safe standing movements have gathered pace in recent years and Manchester…

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