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Safe standing: Football rail seat explained

27 August 2014

Rows of chairs

All-seater stadiums were introduced in the UK following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, however in many European countries, football fans are allowed to stand at top-level games.

Campaigners say they have come up with a system, which will make it safe for people to stand on the terraces.

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Keywords: football, seating, design, brief development, characteristics of technology

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