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December 21, 2018, 05:25:17 PM
Reply #45

Bingham Boy

Rail seats are now permitted:-


Safe Standing Update

December 2018

Rail seats allowed

New Green Guide sets out the rules

Seats with barriers compliant with all-seater policy

The Sports Ground Safety Authority has now published the long-awaited new edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, also known as the Green Guide.

Within the 'Spectator Accommodation - Seating' section of the Guide there is, for the first time, a sub-section on what the SGSA call 'seats incorporating barriers' and 'seats with independent barriers'.

Following publication of the Guide, the SGSA has also confirmed that it is possible, subject to certain provisos, e.g. Safety Advisory Group approval and an agreed management plan for the area concerned, for grounds that include seats incorporating barriers within their provision of exclusively seated accommodation to be licensed as compliant with the all-seater policy.

This gives all clubs with all-seater stadia the opportunity to enhance spectator safety in this way in areas of their ground where more active supporters are inclined to stay on their feet throughout extended moments of excitement, rather than sit passively in their seat for the full 90 minutes. It also enables clubs to get such areas of their grounds ready to be operated formally as standing areas as and when government policy allows and ready to take advantage of any future potential for increasing capacity in such areas.

In addition to these opportunities, there are, however, also risks. In some scenarios it is possible that capacity will be reduced.


December 21, 2018, 05:54:39 PM
Reply #46

Bingham Boy

Very specific language here. It's nigh on guaranteed and this is just a box-ticking exercise to appease those against it.
This is genuinely new news. Everything official so far has indicated that this would be actively banned. Happy to hear that this isnt the case (and seeing as the club would have known about this before yesterday, it now may well mean that some of that extra 10k is with this in mind)
So won't be seeing this half-way house at Goodison then?

Forgot to say. Those words are copied and pasted from an email from the safe standing Campaign roadshow, so they're not my own, as it was an email I couldn't link.

Anyway, good spot over the timing of this extra 10k. You may be onto something there. Time will tell of course.

I do remember that Meis was saying that the most BMD could fit was just over 60k. It's not just physical space for seats to fit in but also egress routes, facilities etc. 

July 12, 2019, 06:57:47 PM
Reply #47

Bingham Boy

Architecture is entirely subjective so will always attract criticism, you don't need to be a world-renowned architect to have an opinion.

Yes I agree. Also we're the ones who go in these stadiums, the ones that go round the country seeing what other stadiums are like. We see what stands work better than others.