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Football League to look into 'safe standing'

Football League to look into 'safe standing'

After consultation with fans, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey says they will consider rethinking the Championship's current all-seater stadium requirements

The Football League is to look further into the possibility of allowing some terracing at Championship grounds.

After a recent consultation involving clubs from across the English divisions, the League has vowed to further consider pressing the case for a rethink on the current all-seater stadium requirement in the country's second tier.

A meeting of Football League clubs on Thursday showed majority support for a move to allow some 'safe standing' areas in grounds.

It also came out in favour of allowing clubs relegated from the Championship to League One and Two - where terracing is currently permitted - to revert back to using standing sections.

A statement from Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey confirmed: "The consultation has given us a better understanding of the wide range of views held by clubs on this issue and we will take our cue from the prevailing opinion.

"We recognise that this is both a complicated and sensitive matter that will need significant debate. Therefore, no-one should assume that it will lead to overnight change."