Man Utd get go-ahead to trial 1,500 ‘safe-standing’ spots at Old Trafford once stadiums return to full capacity

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MANCHESTER UNITED have been given the go-ahead to trial safe standing with 1,500 ‘rail seats’.

The seats are set to be installed in the early part of next year and will come into use once full crowds are allowed back into stadiums.

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MailOnline reports that ‘the 1,500 new seats will be added to the J Stand area of the ground’.

This is a section of Old Trafford that has historically encountered issues with people standing when they are not supposed too.

SunSport has previously reported that The Red Devils were given special permission in April to become the first Premier League club to trial the new area.

The initial plan was to install 1,500 barrier seats to allow supporters to either sit or stand in the north-east corner of the stadium.

There had been fears the coronavirus pandemic could have put an end to it though, with worries over social distancing.

But United were still keen to introduce the trial, even with fans only allowed back at a reduced amount.

The initial plan was to install 1,500 barrier seats to allow supporters to either sit or stand in the north-east corner of the stadium.

There had been fears the coronavirus pandemic could have put an end to it though, with worries over social distancing.


But United were still keen to introduce the trial, even with fans only allowed back at a reduced amount.

United spent the lockdown period making renovations to Old Trafford, including a new area for disabled fans.

Safe standing was introduced into English football after the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent Taylor Report.

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