Safe Standing
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Fans will be allowed to stand at Premier League and Championship stadiums for the first time in more than 25 years as part of a pilot programme that begins on January 1.

The Sports Ground Safety Authority is to invite expressions of interest from clubs in the two leagues to have pilots of safe standing this season.

Clubs must apply to be part of the ‘early adopter’ programme by October 6.

If approved, clubs will be able to operate a safe standing area from New Year's Day until the end of the season.

The introduction of designated safe standing areas in stadiums will see an end to the blanket ban on standing in the top two divisions of English football.





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