Our new 62,000-seat stadium has been “future-proofed” for safe standing, the Premier League club said on Monday
The club’s anouncement comes as cross-party MPs are set to debate safe standing in Parliament on Monday to decide if English clubs should offer fans the choice to sit or stand while they watch their team play.
“As a club, we did not engage on this until the Hillsborough Inquiry was concluded, which showed that the tragedy in April 1989 had not been caused by standing,”:Donna-Maria Cullen said on the club’s website, referring to the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield in which 96 Liverpool fans died.
Cullen added:”At our new stadium, we have designed a section within the home area and within the away section that has an integrated safety bar with the normal seating.”
According to ESPN sections will feature newly designed seats that are an improvement on the existing rail seats, which are used extensively in Germany as well as in Scotland’s Celtic Park.
We will play our first home league game of next season at Wembley before welcoming Liverpool in our first competitive match at the new ground on the weekend of Sept. 15th
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