Leeds United could get more safe standing at Elland Road after trials
Leeds United could see their Elland Road home receive a facelift soon with safe standing trials being successful in the Premier League, according to Leeds Live.
The Whites weren’t involved in the trials themselves with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham the four clubs chosen for the trial.
They do, however, already have some railed seating towards the top of the Don Revie Stand and with these trials proving successful, more safe standing seats could be installed at Elland Road.
An independent evaluation conducted on the safe standing trials by CFE Research found that: “The installation of barriers or rails in seated areas where persistent standing had been occurring has led to more orderly goal celebrations, made fans’ exit from the area easier to manage, and made areas of overcrowding easier to spot,” as quoted by Leeds Live.
This has probably been long overdue in England with the majority of stadiums across Europe already utilising safe standing for a more pleasant football experience.
With railings separating each row, there have been far less chaotic scenes with fans trying to charge towards the pitch upon a goal going in.
Those incidents often cause harm to others who are being almost clambered over by some very excitable people behind them.
There will be some who don’t like this idea because it means there are no more “limbs” but you have to realise that this is in place so you leave with all of your limbs still working as intended.
The safety of every single person in the football stadium has to be paramount 100 per cent of the time and this helps to ensure that fewer inconspicuous injuries occur.
Elland Road will still be the raucous atmosphere it has always been so let’s embrace this change for the better.
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