October 2016. Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber has announced that the club is to consult with supporters and explore the options for installing rail seats at the Amex Stadium as and when regulations permit.

Brighton & Hove Albion look into rail seating


Barber told the BBC "If we can afford it and legislation allows us, we are open-minded to see if we can make it happen." On the club website he further explained that he had already been to Borussia Dortmund to look at the rail seating there and also to a very informative meeting at Celtic with senior members of their operations team, architects, engineers and safety experts”.

The chief executive also appeared in an extended interview explaining the club’s position on their YouTube channel:

Hannover visit

A few weeks later, club safety and security manager Adrian Morris also went on a fact-finding visit to two clubs in Germany, including Hannover 96, where he was shown the rail seating by SLO Johannes Seidel, a good friend of this site.


Adrian Morris (right) with Johannes Seidel, checking out the rail seats at the HDI Arena in Hannover.