Marching on together - Leeds Utd join the list
March 2013. Leeds United have become the 23rd club in English league football to formally back the Football Supporters’ Federation's Safe Standing Campaign, announcing that they would be happy to back changes to regulations to allow safes standing rail seats.
Club Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said:
“Leeds United would be happy to support the changes required to Football League regulations to allow safe standing rail seats, in the event that Peterborough United are successful in their lobbying of Government to achieve a change in current legislation.”
With Leeds United becoming the 23rd club to offer their support it means that a quarter of the clubs in the Premier League and Football League have now formally backed the Safe Standing Campaign. The Scottish Premier League also supports the campaign.
Furthermore, more than half of the Football League now either formally support the campaign or already have standing at their ground.
Leeds United Supporters’ Trust (LUST) welcomed the move and said that they hoped the club would consider the possibility of rail seating in the Kop, should legislation allow it.
Chair Gary Cooper said:
“This is something that LUST has long campaigned for, we hope the football authorities and the Government look again at safe standing. We fully support the rail seating system currently being demonstrated across the country.
“It’s clear from the feedback we’ve had from our 9,000+ membership that supporters want to be able to stand and sing while supporting their clubs, no more so than at Elland Road. We urge the club to look again at the possibility of rail seating in the Kop.”
Thanks to Gary and Shaun for agreeing this statement of support.