The latest ASI report, Safe Standing: Why it's time to remove the ban, has received further backing from The Football Supporters’ Federation. Peter Daykin of the Football Supporters’ Federation said:
It’s pleasing to see yet more solid research supporting the case for safe standing. It shows once more that lifting the ban on standing areas in England and Wales would be immensely popular.
We fully support the Adam Smith Institute’s call for the Sports Minister to lift the ban on standing areas in the Premier League and Championship – allowing clubs to give football fans what they want and convert existing all-seated areas in safe standing zones, if they wish.
The debate continues to move on, as Celtic have shown what’s possible. The legislation is falling behind the rest of the country and we’d urge the Government to consider the Adam Smith Institute’s report carefully.