safe standingLeeds United have today added their support to the Football Supporters’ Federation’s ‘Safe Standing’ campaign.

The Scratching Shed ran an article on Safe Standing last month, urging fans to contact their local MP and the club, drawing their attention towards the campaign and asking that they consider supporting it.

With my own local MP already on-board, I – like many other fans who have contacted us – got in touch with Leeds United to ask that they consider throwing their support behind the FSF’s campaign, and today, Shaun Harvey announced the club’s support;

“Leeds United would be happy to support the changes required to Football League regulations to allow safe standing rail seats, in the event that Peterborough United are successful in their lobbying of Government to achieve a change in current legislation.”

We’re pleased to see the club have given this matter the consideration it’s due, Safe Standing not only benefits the thousands of fans who’d like to stand up and enjoy the game in safety, but also those who would like to remain seated but often find their views blocked by the people in front of them.

Below is a video showing a Safe Standing section at Hannover 96’s stadium in Germany. For more information on how you can help support the campaign, please refer to The Football Supporters’ Federation website.