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7 April 2014

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Take part in our short survey on safe standing

Back in October, Luton Town Football Club offered its full support for the Football Supporters’ Federation campaign to re-introduce safe-standing areas in those stadia which had previously been designated as all-seater and for such areas to be allowed to remain in other stadia which have not yet been converted to all-seater.

As you will be aware, Kenilworth Road was one of the first raft of stadia to be designated all-seater back in 1994 and despite football’s landscape having changed beyond all recognition in the interim period which has also latterly coinciding with our fall into the Football Conference, our licence remains unaltered.

Hence, should we win promotion back to the Football League, we will still be bound by our all-seater licence, even though Football League regulations only require clubs who are in their third successive season at Championship level to actually be all-seater.

The Football League has consulted with its member clubs and they voted overwhelmingly to lobby the government, via the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, to change its position and amend the law to allow clubs to re-introduce safe-standing within agreed guidelines, including, not exclusively, the introduction of rail-seating – successfully used in the German Bundesliga where huge numbers of fans stand at their games.

Several clubs in England have stated their desire to test such safe-standing areas and there is real momentum to accommodate such a change from within sport.

There have been several consultations made by clubs with their own supporters, enabling the club to gauge opinion, potential demand and strength of feeling regarding this particular topic and we have decided to follow suit.

We would like YOUR opinion on the subject and by following the link below we would appreciate hearing them by answering answering our short seven-question survey.

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