May 2013. Just weeks after the Pompey Trust took over Portsmouth FC, the club is already better reflecting the wishes of its fans by backing the Football Supporters' Federation's safe standing campaign.

Supporter-owned Pompey back safe standing


Club CEO Mark Catlin said: "The Safe Standing Roadshow visited Fratton Park during 2011 and the concept was favourably received by all Portsmouth supporters who attended it."

Catlin continued: "Portsmouth Football Club is, subject to any future changes in the current legislation and football regulations, delighted to add its name to the Football Supporters’ Federation call for clubs to investigate the option of installing safe standing sections in their stadium."

The addition of Pompey to the list of supportive clubs brings to 24 the total number publicly backing the call for safe standing trials.

Thanks to Ken, all others at the Trust and to Mark for making this very welcome announcement.