Safe standing roadshow hosted at National Assembly

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies is sponsoring an event at the Senedd on Tuesday, June 3, to promote the campaign for a limited pilot of Safe Standing at Premier League football matches.

The event is being held in association with the Football Supporters Federation and the Trust will be represented at the lunch-time event.

Stadium safety and architecture has changed dramatically since the days of sprawling terraces and on June 3 Assembly Members will have an opportunity to take a close look at how ‘rail seating’ works, with a display model. The seating is used successfully in the German Bundesliga.

It was reported earlier this year that League One Bristol City plan to install rail seats, which can either be unlocked or locked to create a standing or seated area inside a stadium.

Bristol City’s development of Ashton Gate starts in the summer, and Bristol Rugby will ground-share with them from the start of the 2014-15 season.

The all-seated Wedlock Stand will be replaced with a new stand and plans are in place to install 2,202 rail seats, if regulations permit it.

Further redevelopment in the Dolman Stand, to the side of the pitch, could see a further 1,568 rail seats incorporated in the stadium.