Premier League and Championship clubs will be allowed to introduce safe standing areas from the start of the 2022-23 season.
The necessary legislative amendments to the Football Spectators Act were tabled in Parliament on Monday and it represents really good news for fans.
“Thanks to a robust trial, thorough evidence and modern engineering, we are now ready to allow standing once again in our grounds,” said Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.
“We are not reintroducing terraces and only clubs which meet strict safety criteria will be permitted.”
The London Stadium has already installed rail seating in the North and South lower stands and it is likely to be incorporated in the new West lower stand when completed.
This could mean that the London Stadium owners could apply for a license for West Ham supporters to use safe standing in these new stands as early as this coming season.
Thousands already stand in front of their seats at West Ham games as they do up and down the country on match days, it now appears they can remain to do so safety.
Although this mentions safe standing as I understood it you could fit 3 rail seats in the space of two standard seats so this would equate a potentual 50% increase in capacity where rail seats were used but I don’t see where our seating has increased or is it that the extra 2500 seats we are allowed were created as a result of rail seating being installed ?