Liverpool fans and Shrewsbury plans signpost way ahead for safe standing | Amy Lawrence

30 July 2017 13:15
As Liverpool fans vote on an emotive subject and Shrewsbury gain approval for rail seating, campaigners are now confident of its widespread growthA distance of just over 70 miles and a couple of divisions separates Anfield from the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium at Shrewsbury Town. This week events around these two football stadiums may well change the direction of dialogue about safe standing at grounds in England.It is a subject that has for several years been debated cautiously and respectfully. On Monday night the Spirit of Shankly supporters union will announce the result of a vote among Liverpool fans on an issue that is uniquely emotive for them after the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 of their own died on a football terrace. The following day in Shropshire, Shrewsbury are launching their plans to introduce rail seating in the Salop Leisure South Stand. They aim to be the first club in England to install a safe standing area. “Although it is a fairly small ground it’s a huge milestone,” says Jon Darch, of the Safe Standing Roadshow, who has been campaigning on this topic for many years. Related: Liverpool fans and Hillsborough groups have emotive safe standing debate Related: Shrewsbury Town set to become first English club to introduce safe standing Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian