Bristol City are the first Championship club to reveal plans for rail/barrier seating at their home ground of Ashton Gate.
The Robins will be looking to incorporate the plans from the start of next season in the blocks of S25, S26 and S27.
The sections picked by Bristol City are more commonly known to Robins fans as the ‘singing section’ by one of the corner flags.
City are hoping to enhance the matchday experience by adding the rail seating at the ground while also ensuring that the safety of the supporters within that section can be guaranteed.
The club have been playing at Ashton Gate since 1904 when they chose to move from St John’s Lane.
The plans for safe standing at the ground is just the latest in a recent list of ways the Robins have been able to improve their ground.
The South stand which houses the ‘singing section’ and a large bulk of Bristol City fans was opened ahead of the 2015-2016 season following redevelopment.
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In 2016, the Williams stand was demolished and replaced by the Lansdown stand (the East stand).
The Dolman stand has also undergone refurbishment in recent years to bring the Ashton Gate capacity up to 27,000.
The club has the ninth-highest average attendance in the Championship for the season with 21,548.
Ashton Gate also have a £100m development on the table to expand the stadium footprint.
Bristol City fans were busy on Facebook group ‘Bristol City BS3‘ when the question was asked about whether they welcomed the new club plans to improve Ashton Gate and here is what their responses were…
Tim Petteford: Good idea. Chelsea have been standing up at home games for years.
Paul Blart: About time.
Harvey Lock: Should be behind the net instead of in the corner.
Steve Sweet: Whole of East End standing and it should be renamed East End not South Stand.
Nigel Osmond: I think they should actively reach out to all the great Bristol choirs all around the city and find people who can actually sing.
Charlie Irlam: Can’t wait.