The chief executive of the English Football League (EFL) has written to the Sports Minister urging her to review legislation on standing at football.
Shaun Harvey wrote to Tracey Crouch this week after she rejected the application by West Bromwich Albion to install rail seating at the Hawthorns. Harvey re-affirmed the EFL’s commitment to safe standing and its member clubs being able to offer choice to supporters.
“There is significant popular demand from supporters for standing to be permitted at all professional football matches,” Harvey told the minister.
“The Government should not underestimate how popular a change in approach would be with the football supporting element of the electorate.”
Harvey argues that clubs should be given the freedom to offer accommodation to supporters that best supports their needs – whether they be seats, dual-purpose technologies such as rail seating or dedicated standing areas.
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