Manchester United announces trial of barrier seating at Old Trafford
Old Trafford will have a slightly new look soon, but for how long?
Manchester United has been given permission to experiment with around 1500 safe-standing “barrier seats” at their home ground, the club announced Wednesday.
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United managing director Richard Arnold said that the move was inspired by the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust, and that the club hopes it can be a positive step.
The standing area with a rail in front is a throwback, and plenty of venues -- Think Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall -- have entire sections of safe standing
Standing in England’s top two divisions was outlawed following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Multiple teams have been given permission to experiment with safe standing sections in recent years.