West Ham are entering exploratory talks over the viability of installing safe standing in the London Stadium, according to Claret and Hugh.
The rules over safe standing in the Premier League are currently strict, but are becoming more relaxed over the next few months. West Ham wouldn’t be the first Premier League team to install safe standing, after Wolves installed various safe standing options at Molineux.
Safe standing has shown to be very successful for various European clubs, with Celtic a notable example of this. It seems to give a better atmosphere in stadiums, and encourages the crowd to create more noise.
West Ham have been in talks in previous months, and we could see rail seating at the London Stadium in the next few years, if the club can agree on rules and regulations, but also gathering viable funds.
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In my opinion, safe standing at the London Stadium would only be good for West Ham fans, but also further the Hammers reputation. It would allow fans to show more passion at games, and create a great atmosphere, and make London Stadium a fortress, much like their former ground at Upton Park.
However, there may be some mixed opinions on safe standing among the West Ham fans, but fans must surely welcome safe standing a the ground.
It would only be good for West Ham, and would be a welcome addition for both fans, but also the club. Although it may take years to be finalised, due to funds and regulations, fans should be excited if any deal is completed.