Talks Take Place With Spurs, Wolves
Manchester United have held talks over the feasibility of introducing safe standing to certain parts of Old Trafford.
Officials from United have already met with their counterparts at Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers whose grounds already have what is known as ‘rail seating’ – seats that incorporate standing barriers. The club are carrying out what is being described as ‘a detailed and comprehensive survey’ on the issue.
Standing at grounds has been outlawed since the Taylor Report into the Hillsborough tragedy of 1989 when 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush during an FA Cup semi-final. But the Premier League recently amended its stadium guide to include the possibility of clubs incorporating rail seating at their stadia. Tottenham and Wolves are the first two clubs to go ahead having met certain safety conditions.