EPL: Safe-standing section to be debated in British Parliament on June 25

A possible introduction of safe-standing section in the English Premier League (EPL) and Championship will be discussed in the British Parliament on June 25.

EPL: Safe-standing section to be debated in British Parliament on June 25
File photo of the Old Trafford stadium (Reuters)

A possible introduction of safe-standing section in the English Premier League (EPL) and Championship will be discussed in the British Parliament on June 25.

The decision follows a successful petition, signed by over 110,000 people, to the British government.

All-seater stadiums became mandatory in England`s top two divisions following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 when 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush at an FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest.

The league`s governing body is keen on re-opening discussions about the matter.

West Bromwich Albion had offered to run a pilot scheme at the Hawthorns that would have meant 3,600 seats in the Smethwick End were converted into 'rail-seats', but their application was rejected by the government last month.

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