Trust chair Keith Morgan, commenting on the announcement that Cardiff City is to become a Safe Standing Pilot, said: “It’s great that our club is leading the way in The Championship in developing a Safe Standing area in the stadium. This gives those fans who prefer to stand at matches a much safer way of doing so.
“It is also important to acknowledge Wayne Nash, the club’s head of operations, for his work in ensuring the Cardiff City Stadium application was approved for this pilot by the relevant authorities. Also, we would also recognise the club’s management for providing the necessary funds to put Safe Standing in place from the start of 2022. This is very good news for football fans.”
UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “I’m pleased to approve these five clubs as early adopters of licensed safe standing areas for the second half of the season.The time is now right to properly trial safe standing in the Premier League and EFL Championship ahead of a decision on a widespread roll-out.”
- Since 1994, grounds in the first and second tiers of the English football pyramid have been required by law to be all-seaters. Cardiff City is joining 4 Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the trial.