From January 1 next year, five clubs will take part in a safe standing trial, according to Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston.
The proposals of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, and Cardiff to operate licensed safe standing areas have all been approved.
The trial signals the end of a more than 25-year prohibition on standing in English football’s top two categories.
The trial marks the end of a blanket ban on standing in the top two tiers of English football which has been in place for more than 25 years.Huddleston said: “I’m pleased to approve these five clubs as early adopters of licensed safe standing areas for the second half of the season.
The pilot will be monitored by the independent firm CFE Research, and its findings will be provided to the Government for it to make a decision on a possible wider roll-out of safe standing for next season.
source : fourfourtwo