English football fans have been clamoring for a long while for safe-standing to be re-introduced at football grounds. Standing at football grounds was banned in 1990 as part of ‘the Football Spectators’ Act’, in immediate response to the tragedy at Hillsborough, where 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.

In the past 20 years however, English football has seen many developments in spectator accommodation and stadium safety, thus giving rise to a growing chorus of voices calling for a reassessment of the ban of safe standing. Much to the delight of most football fans, the government actually confirmed a few months ago that it will be reviewing its policy.

While no final verdict has come out yet, that hasn’t stopped Tottenham Hotspur from future-proofing their new 62,000-seater stadium with safe-standing features. Some pictures of Tottenham’s new stadium was released this week, showing that the club have installed safe-standing rails in the stadium.

Check out the images below:

It’s clear from the pictures that Daniel Levy and Tottenham are expecting a positive verdict on the matter. Spurs fans will certainly be excited by these pictures, as the stadium is expected to be ready before the end of the year.

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  1. A far more realistic design would be to have a number of wide steps, say three, contained between continuous crash barriers…….this would enable easy sideways movement to the main access aisles. The concept of a crash barrier in front & also behind one person seems a bit over design. The question of people crouching to move under & down the terrace could probably be controlled by programmed security cameras and ticket/step numbers (simply because people who have paid good money for their step would naturally get the usher to ‘eject’ the offender or move them to a cage area within the complex where they could watch the game on screen). I reckon such issues would soon settle down, eh!!

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