The goal is to have a section that will have 1,500 seats in J-stand in the Northeast Quadrant. Created to start the next season whenever possible.

Man United will present a safe standing section

Manchester United will present a safe standing section next season after receiving approval from Trafford Council. The goal is to have a section that will have 1,500 seats in J-stand in the Northeast Quadrant. Created to start the next season whenever possible. The club works with safety advisory organizations and fan groups to introduce rail seats in the hope that this will increase the safety of fans in a part of the stadium where there is persistent standing. The United carried out a feasibility study and in December 2019. The local security advisory group presented a formal proposal. Which has now been approved by Trafford Council. It is clear that if the trial is successful, the club will consider the possibility of installing railway chairs in other areas of the stadium to promote safe standing.

It is to protect our people from the Covid-19

Managing Director Richard Arnold said: “I must say in advance that our overwhelming priority is to protect our people from the Covid-19 pandemic. It may seem strange to talk about the stadium’s plans at this time. But football and our fans will be back when it’s safe, and our preparations for that should continue in the background. We listened to their feedback, in particular the submissions made by Manchester United Supporters’ TRUST. And worked with Trafford Council to develop and approve this proposal. We believe that the introduction of barrier seats will increase the safety of spectators in areas of the stadium where. As in the case of other clubs, we have seen examples of stubborn standing. It also allows us to approach the stadium in the future in the event of any changes in the current all-seater stadium policy.

The barrier seats should increase safety

“If the trial is successful, we can consider the further implementation of the barrier seats in other parts of the stadium”. Now we will move on to develop a plan for installation, compliance, and licensing for the trial. With a view of establishing new places for which we can welcome our supporters back to Old Trafford. MUST, who worked with the club on the installation of rail chairs, said: “We are delighted that the boat received the green light to continue the trial process at Old Trafford. This area works logistically for the club, and it was also preferred because it is the area where the fans now stand. So, therefore, the barrier seats should increase safety.”

Fan groups in all clubs are lobbying Government officials to amend the football standing act and introduce rail seats to enhance the safety of supporters who advocate for the entire game. In January 2019, Wolves became the first side of the Premier League. Which became a trial hotbed, and Tottenham included 7,500 seats – 5,000 in the home ending and 2,500 in the away. Which could be turned into a safe standing section at their new stadium, which opened in April 2019.