Why clubs should consider installing rail seats… No. 1

1. A significant number of their ‘customers’ would welcome it, i.e.:

a)      The large number of fans who prefer to stand to watch their football and still do so whenever not forced to sit by stewards

b)      The large number of fans who prefer to sit to watch their football and find themselves inconvenienced when fans stand in front of them (installation of rail seats to create a designated standing area would remove such fans from designated seating areas, i.e. probably 80+% of the ground)

Survey after survey of fans - both those who personally would like to stand and those who like to sit - show overwhelming backing for supporters being offered a choice of seated or standing accommodation, as shown by this summary of national and club-based surveys: survey summary.

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