March 2013. Following a visit by the roadshow to Oakwell last month and discussions between the Supporters' Trust and the club, Barnsley have become the 22nd club in England and Wales to back the safe standing campaign.

Barnsley support safe standing

In a statement given to the Supporters' Trust the Tykes said: “Barnsley Football Club work tirelessly to make Oakwell Stadium a ‘supporter friendly stadium’. We recognise that some of our supporters would like to stand at our games in a safe and controlled environment.

“Having such areas would alleviate the main problem faced by our stewards on matchdays, where large numbers of supporters stand up to the detriment of those wanting to remain seating.

“We therefore happily lend our support to the Football Supporters’ Federation in calling for trials of all types’ of safe standing areas and look forward to both the Government and the football authorities recognising and implementing such trials.


Thanks to Alan Bloore at the Trust and all at the club for giving the campaign this support.