Everton ‘want safe standing at new Bramley-Moore stadium’ as they plan to install rail seating
- Everton reportedly want to install rail seating at both ends of new ground
- Safe standing is not currently permitted inside English football stadiums
- More detail about Everton’s new 52,000 home set to be revealed next month
Everton reportedly want to install rail seating at both ends of their proposed new Bramley-Moore stadium.
Safe standing is not currently permitted in England and Wales, while rail seating has been implemented in Scottish football, most notably at Celtic.
The Taylor report, commissioned in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, required all Premier League and Championship clubs to provide all-seater stadia.
Everton reportedly want to install rail seating at both ends of their proposed new stadium
But last year the Sports Ground Safety Authority raised the prospect of rail seating in this country.
Provided certain strict conditions were met the installation of rail seats could still meet the government’s all-seater policy, they ruled.
And Everton’s plans for their new 52,000 stadium includes rail seating in the North and South stands, according to the Liverpool Echo.
One of the sections will be for the use of away fans.
Bramley-Moore docks is the proposed site of Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium
The club also intend for safe standing to be introduced if government legislation changes in the future.
Several German clubs already successfully employ rail-seating, including Borussia Dortmund, while Celtic opened a standing section in 2016 for nearly 3,000 fans.
More detail about the Blues’ proposed new home will be revealed during the second stage of Public Consultation which begins on July 26.