Originally Posted by Guinness Guzzler
I thought the law was simply that all seater grounds had to be provided, not that people actually had to sit in them. If the law stated no standing, why did SAFC (a season or two ago) admit that the Man United end would be standing (but lowered the allocation as a result)? If the law said no standing, they wouldn't have been allowed to let Man United stand even if they reduced the allocation
•Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975
•Safety of Sports Grounds Regulations 1987.
•Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sports Act 1987
•Safety of Places of Sport Regulations 1988.
•The Football Spectators Act 1989
•The Environmental and Safety Information Act 1988.
•Statutory Guidance to Local Authorities on inspections to be carried out under Section 10B of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 Home office Circular 72/1987.
•Statutory Guidance under the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act Home Office Circular 97/1988.
Cant be arsed reading all this but I think you'll find that SAFC are correct in stating that it is against the law to stand at the SoL. I am neutral as far as those who do choose to stand are concerned but the Safety Certificate (another legal requirement) at the SoL is issued on condition that spectators SIT DOWN