Bristol City back FSF safe standing campaign

October 31, 2012, Bristol. Bristol City today became the fifth Football League Championship club to formally back the Football Supporters' Federation's Safe Standing Campaign, noting that the Safe Standing Roadshow had been to Ashton Gate several times.

Announcing the news on the club's official website, the club said that it was: "aware there are a number of supporters who would welcome the opportunity to stand safely at matches, and believes that consideration should be given to whether the rail seat system maintains the highest standards of supporter safety."

"We offer our support to the FSF campaign"

Although noting that the club could do nothing "until the relevant authorities agree to allow safe standing into stadia", Bristol Sport chairman Martin Griffiths confirmed that: "we offer our support to the FSF campaign to allow for the introduction of safe standing areas at football grounds in the future and would actively consider it should the relevant legislation be brought in."

Bristol City join Derby County, Peterborough United, Hull City and Crystal Palace from the Championship and Aston Villa and Sunderland from the Premier League in expressing support for safe standing.

Thanks to Martin, Guy, the Lansdowns, Adam, Dave L and all at Ashton Gate involved in taking this decision.