Many fans just like the comfort of watching the sport of their seats, but a piece love the joys of doing it standing up, and this has brought back the once abolished “standing” section in stadiums. Only this time, it’s safer.
Following the introduction of protected standing in Germany after which Scotland (Celtic Park), EPL sides like Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur did the identical last season, introducing it in England.
The trend seems to have attracted other clubs, the newest being Newcastle, who, in response to the club’s official tweet, will install protected stands of their away section this summer.
As for the house section, fans will reportedly be consulted before installation starts next yr to be fair to spectators who’ve booked season tickets for home games.
On the club’s official website, the Newcastle head of safety and security, Dave Gregory, stated their objective to make sure the security of their “standing” fans.
“We’re committed to creating St James Park as protected as possible for everybody…for fans who may need to face…” his statement read.
If successfully installed, not only at Newcastle but anywhere else, these protected stands will ensure harmony between the seated and standing spectators, in addition to ensure safety for the latter, as things comparable to falling over shall be avoided.
Moreover, some think that these recent stands shall be cheaper than those within the sitting section, allowing more light-pocketed supporters to physically watch games.