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SP Take Safe Standing Debate to Parliament

23 June 2018

Government are set to debate Safe Standing on Monday

The Government are soon set to debate the laws surrounding Safe Standing usage in Stadiums throughout England and Wales.
 
Shrewsbury Town has been vital in bringing the subject to the forefront of the footballing world, with the installation of a Safe Standing section in the Salop Leisure stand at the clubs Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium.
 
Supporters Parliament Joint Chairman Roger Groves will be traveling to London to witness the debate, which has seen a sway in opinion leaning towards allowing Safe Standing initiatives.
 
“Since we have installed our own Safe Standing section, it has gathered some momentum,” Roger said.
 
“It’s going to be a good day. There’s definitely a lot of interest locally and from our MP I believe and nationally now.
 
“Mike and I will be trotting off to London to show our face and do our bit to the cause as it were.
 
“I think we are in a unique position with it. I know that everybody will talk about Celtic but when I see any communication and media stuff around Safe Standing, I like to get our name into it and get the Clubs name out there.
 
“It’s great that we can actually go down there and do our bit from a position of we have got it installed and I think we can share our experiences with everybody else.”
 
Roger is pleased to see the progression of the subject and is happy to see the EFL and the Government moving towards a positive outcome for the fans.
 
“We are in a position where we can certainly offer our experience and our knowledge now of what we have gone through for it,” the SP joint Chairman said.
 
“I think overall there is a definite appetite to look at this and review it, with over a 100,000 signatures for the campaign that they ran.
 
“I know Supporters Direct are getting behind it, they’ve contacted me as well. It’s certainly gathering some momentum.
 
“We have said it’s about the atmosphere, which it is for us, but it is also about the choice.
 
“I think that’s the main driver now, it’s about the choice that we as supporters are demanding and Clubs are now willing to offer. “
 
Safe Standing will be open and operational come the first game of the season at The Montgomery Waters Meadow when Town entertain Bradford City.


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