Would you fund safe standing at the London Stadium?

safestandingA new online questionnaire asks football supporters whether they would contribute to funding the installation of safe standing at their stadium through crowd funding.

Talks aimed at introducing safe standing to an English Football League ground are at an advanced stage – and crowd funding could make it happen claim organisers.

safe2Safe standing campaigners and the FSF are in discussions with an EFL club, which currently has an all-seater stadium, about the possibility of introducing safe standing to their ground.

This would mean they would be the first club with an all-seated venue in the post-Taylor era to convert parts of their ground to standing accommodation.

safe3The FSF and Jon Darch, from the Safe Standing Roadshow, are now looking for football supporters to fill in a survey to gauge opinion on the viability of crowdfunding for the idea.

Jon said: “After the resounding success of safe standing at Celtic, the next big boost for the campaign would be the introduction of standing at an all-seater ground south of the border. It would mark a major milestone on the journey towards enabling all clubs with all-seater grounds to do likewise, if they so wish.”


You can fill in the survey online HERE 



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

10 comments on “Would you fund safe standing at the London Stadium?

  1. I would love safe standing to come in to the stadium as I think that could create better atmospheres again, something sorely missing from English football stadiums. gone aare the days standing at the North bank giving the opposing players/ref/manager some stick and enjoying yourself. Proper dedicated areas where supporters can enjoy themselves instead of being stifled will be great for football

  2. In the survey it says an EFL club (Villa are looking into it aren’t they ?) so the last few responses were no, in honesty depending on the incentive I would be willing to fund it at the London Stadium but certainly not at another club who I didn’t support, my thought though is that the club are so loaded by the deal of the century they should fund it themselves. All this poppycock about the club struggling to get capacity raised to 66000 its obvious that is down to money and nothing else, I would like some transparency there on what is the stumbling block. Do you know anything about that Sean ?

    • A big part of the stumbling block is the persistent standing in the Bobby Moore lower. The stewards have given up asking people to sit down.

  3. It should be brought back, no doubt, but fund it ourselves, are you kidding??!!? The Premiership is awash with money; it’s about time clubs gave us fans something which we’ve been asking for ever since the advent of all-seater stadiums, the ability to stand if we wish. Stratford has been a disaster regards atmosphere in all but a few games, and I believe bringing back a few standing sections would go some way to addressing this. COYI

  4. The missus wants a new 3 piece suite she’s seen in Danske in Thurrock for £4,950. Do you think Sullivan and Gold will buy that for her?

  5. Would love to see safe standing introduced into Premiership grounds, however, with the TV revenues the clubs receive, there’s no way fans should be asked to fund the changes!

  6. Was this story ment to run on April 1st.Its a wind up isnt it.Ffs what will we have to crowd fund for next the goalposts & nets.The clubs can pay for it themselves.
    Crown funding does a lot of good but anyone who puts in to this must either have more dough than sense or just come out of hospital after a lobotomy 😀

  7. Strange how C&H are maintaining total silence on the John Terry story .
    Don’t want him within a Canary Wharfs distance of LS . Keep him away . He is Poisonous.

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