Standing room at Hull KC?

Hull City asking supporters if they want "safe standing" areas at the ground.

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Hull City Supporters: Club should trial standing area

Hull City Official Supporters Club say they are backing a trial run of standing areas at the KC Stadium, citing the recent review of the Hillsborough Disaster as justification.

Supporters agree with Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam that stadiums in the UK should be like their European counterparts.

  • Stadiums were required to become all-seater stadiums by 1994 after Lord Justice Taylor's report into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives.

Supporters say the previous Hillsborough reports have mis-led the public, blaming terraces for the disaster. They say bringing back standing room will open up the stadium to more people and will improve the atmosphere at the games.

However, for Hull City and other clubs that have expressed an interest in returning to standing terraces, such as Aston Villa, a new Government directive would be needed.

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