Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple has confirmed the club’s interest in Molineux being utilised for any potential safe-standing pilot scheme in English football.
Currently government policy prevents any form of standing area in the top two tiers, however the movement for the introduction of safe standing solutions has gathered pace since the successful introduction of rail-seating at Celtic Park and across Europe.
With an e-petition on parliament.uk close to reaching 100,000 signatures, the number required to trigger a debate on the subject in the House of Commons, Dalrymple says Wolves would be open to trialling rail seating at Molineux.
“As a club, we would certainly welcome the opportunity to be part of any safe-standing pilot-scheme given the green light by the government, football’s governing bodies and the Sports Ground Safety Authority,” he said.
“The Chairman and I have been open in interviews, and in meetings with supporters, about plans to develop and expand Molineux in the coming years, and it would be remiss of us to not explore the possibility of rail-seating being part of those plans.
“We have all been watching the trial at Celtic with great interest, and the feedback there seems to be overwhelmingly positive in terms of atmosphere, safety and security.
“Whilst West Brom’s recent proposal may have been rejected by the DCMS, it is clear momentum is gathering in favour of those who want to see a safe-standing solution at least trialled in English football’s top tiers, and we would very much like to be a part of that when it happens.”
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