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Scottish Premier League right to look at safe standing

December 19, 2023 by admin in Don in Parliament, News

Commenting on the announcement from the Scottish Premier League that it would allow pilots of safe standing terraces at football stadiums in Scotland, Don Foster MP said:

“The SPL is right to take an objective view of safe standing in Scottish football.

“There is evidence from across the world that standing can be completely safe. Safe standing is preferable to the status quo, where fans frequently stand in sections designed only for sitting.

“Scotland is adding itself to a long list of countries where decisions on stadium design are taken on the basis of evidence. Government and football authorities south of the border should watch these pilots closely and think carefully about their own policies.”

Information on Don’s Safe Standing Bill, which would have allowed safe standing at English stadiums in the top two leagues, can be found here: https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/safestandingfootballstadia.html