Commenting on the launch of the joint campaign by the English Football League and Football Supporters’ Federation calling on fans of EFL Clubs to ‘Stand up for Choice’ on the issue of licensed standing areas at stadiums Liberal Democrat Peer Don Foster said:
“I am delighted to see the EFL and FSF call for clubs to have the right to introduce safe standing at their grounds if they want to. Liberal Democrats are committed to changing the law to introduce this right, and I introduced a Bill in parliament in 2010 that would have made this possible.
"Safe standing is already allowed in many other sports and it can be safely introduced. The government should stop standing in the way of this and let clubs introduce a system that would help provide more choice, and a more affordable experience for everyone.”
The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for the introduction of safe standing at football grounds, and included the policy in our 2015 and 2017 General Election manifestos