League One: Shrewsbury Town Become First English Football Club To Apply For Safe Standing Zone

Chris Wright

27th, June 2017



Shrewsbury Town have become the first English football club to apply to install a safe standing zone at their stadium.

The League One side have submitted a proposal to the FA to remove around 555 seats from the terraces at Greenhous Meadow and replace them with approximately 400 ‘rail seats‘.

According to BBC Sport‘s Richard Conway, the Shrews are aiming to have their safe standing zone in full use by the end of the 2017/18 season.

Shrewsbury reckon they need around £75,000 to finance the development and are hoping to do so through a crowdfunding drive in conjunction with both the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) and the rather grandly named Shrewsbury Town Supporters’ Parliament.

Celtic installed a large safe standing area at Celtic Park last summer and it proved to be an instant hit, with fans enjoying an improved atmosphere amid safer conditions.

Should Shrewsbury get the nod, you feel it might just set the ball rolling for many (possibly all) other Football League clubs to follow suit.

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  1. Kent Brockman says:

    This needs to be bigger news. Football is back

  2. Sum Tin Wong says:

    I really like the idea and hopefully it happens. I am a bit concerned as to the point in this case; they would in effect loose 155 off of the capacity. I do question the financial sense of this even though admittedly the likeliness of getting a sell out may be rare.

  3. Goose says:

    What a brave new world we live in. I can’t wait to see what the ’90s bring!

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