Burnley in favour of safe standing but what do you think?
Yesterday we reported that the Premier League had contacted all twenty member clubs to seek further opinion on the potential for safe standing areas within Premier League grounds.
It was the Daily Mail, who had access to the email from the league, who released the news and they have followed it up having contacted the clubs for their opinion. Four of those clubs, Huddersfield, Southampton, Stoke and Watford couldn’t be reached while Bournemouth and Leicester declined to comment.
Most others said they were in favour in principle with Burnley reportedly saying they are in favour but believe a change in legislation would be needed before such a trial could take place.
A few years ago, in conjunction with Burnley FC Supporters Groups, we ran a survey asking opinion on the potential for safe standing areas. Today we have just the one question to ask, it is – Would you welcome safe standing at Premier League Grounds? – and it can be found via a voting poll.
Please, before voting, be aware that this is not a move to bring back large terraces but the introduction of safe standing areas such as the rail seats used at Celtic, now at Orlando City in America, and extensively at grounds in Germany.
The voting poll is below and, for those viewing the desktop version of the site, on all pages below the monthly archive links. It will run until the end of Monday. All we need is a YES or a NO vote from you.
Would you welcome safe standing at Premier League grounds?
- YES (90%, 722 Votes)
- NO (10%, 79 Votes)
Total Voters: 801