British football is renowned for its atmosphere and intensity. The passion on the pitch is bettered only by that found in the stands, where fans come together to support their team both vocally and physically. Still, there is clearly something significant missing in the bouncing British terraces.
For all the famous noise and devotion on matchday, the large majority of fans here still feel shackled to their seats while supporting their team. The same cannot be said of football fans in Germany, Sweden or Austria, where they are able to enjoy standing safely on the terraces. Safe standing has been prevalent for years in these countries and has, in Germany in particular, proven to be a resounding success both economically and atmospherically.
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