Permanent ban will be lifted for Premier League and English league matches Bedford News

From this season onwards, English football could once again welcome standing crowds at premier league and Championship clubs.

In anticipation of changes in legislation, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all installed rail seats over the summer.

An announcement is expected to be made next month on BBC reported today (August 29).

Safe standing areas

If introduced, it would be the first time in 25 years that fans would be legally allowed to stand while watching their team.

In 1994, the law in England changed to require all fans in the English and Welsh stadiums to sit throughout the match, but the fans still continued to stand.

It came after the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, when more than 90 fans lost their lives when a booth collapsed.

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