Stand up for Choice, the EFL and FSF’s joint campaign calling for a change of restrictions in introducing standing areas, has seen a remarkable response as thousands of fans have already completed the survey since its release on Friday morning.
A number of EFL clubs have also shown their support for the campaign, asking supporters to get involved with the dedicated fans’ survey, to provoke a progressive and informed debate whilst also giving supporters across the country a chance to voice their opinion.
With the capacity of the system restricting 1,000 users onto the survey at one time, don’t panic if you receive an error message when first trying to complete the form - simply try again once others have exited.
Not only have EFL clubs and supporters spoken of their approval for the campaign into the introduction of safe standing, but a poll conducted by Sky Sports this morning concluded with 85 per cent of the final vote wishing to see safe standing areas at EFL grounds.
Sky Bet League One’s Shrewsbury Town are a club who have been persistent in their approach to install safe standing areas, with CEO Brian Caldwell very supportive of the campaign.
He said: “At Shrewsbury Town we have been working hard with our Supporters Parliament to bring a Standing area to the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
“We are proud to have achieved this and we will begin installation of the seats in the next few weeks to become the first team in England & Wales to have it installed.
“It is all about giving the supporters a choice and this gives them the option to stand if they prefer.
“We fully back other clubs in the EFL with their plans to bring standing to their stadiums.”
The data from the survey will be collated and presented to the relevant Government and safety authorities to provide clear evidence to deliver an informed debate on this issue.
Supporters have until Thursday 10th May to complete the survey, and the EFL are keen to understand your view, so please get involved.
The survey can be accessed online via: https://www.efl.com/standupforchoice.