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CEO Backs Government Debate On Safe Standing

24 June 2018

Shrewsbury Town were the first club to pioneer Safe Standing in England and Wales and clubs now want to follow suit.

Safe Standing is moving forward with the EFL campaign and now the Government looking into the potential of Safe Standing being allowed.

Brian was pleased to see things moving forward off the back of Shrewsbury Town’s successful installation.

“With the debate coming up in the Houses Of Parliament it’s great,” The CEO said.

“I know some of the guys from the Supporters Parliament, Roger and Mike are going down to that which is great that we will be represented.

“At the end of the day it’s been their initiative from day one through the Supporters Parliament and it’s fantastic to see how much publicity we have had from it because of us being the first in England and Wales to install it.

“It’s great for the club and great for the town. I’ve said it so many times that we wanted to be pioneers and the first to do it and we have really put ourselves on the map.

“The fact it is so news worthy is with the Commons debate and there are so many other teams wanting to do it now.

“I think everybody is pressing the Government to change the law so that there is a potential for Championship and Premier League clubs to be able to do what we have done here in Shrewsbury.”

Brian is pleased that Shrewsbury Town are the pioneers of Safe Standing in England and Wales and gave his thoughts. He said: “It’s great. We are pioneers and trail blazers.

“It’s good that we are in the eyes of the media and other clubs not just England and Wales but in Europe and beyond.

“Everybody wants it to work and wants it to be a very colourful and vocal area and we are working with the guys at the Supporters Parliament to see how many we can move into that area.

“This is what Standing is all about. It improves the atmosphere at football games and we want to hopefully encourage more young people to come along and support the club.”

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