Premier League club Manchester United have received an approval to install 1,500 barrier seats at The Old Trafford stadium next season, so that fans can safely enjoy the matches. The club submitted this approval
United will install the new section in the north-east quadrant for the 2020-21 season.
Standing at grounds in the top tiers is now banned, clubs have looked to find a middle ground with Wolverhampton Wanderers installing rail seats at their Molineux stadium last year.
“United will now discuss installation options with potential suppliers, working within current UK government recommendations relating to construction site operating procedures and social distancing,” the club said in a statement.
The club’s managing director Richard Arnold said that the new installed seats would improve the safety of spectators and if this trial is successful, then we will implement more seats in other parts of the stadium.
“It also allows us to future-proof the stadium in the event of any changes to the current all-seater stadium policy,” Arnold said.
“If the trial is successful, we may consider further implementation of barrier seating in other parts of the stadium,” he added.