Today we had some good news about safe standing at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have received permission to trial rail barrier seating in the J-Stand, so when football resumes hopefully it will be ready to boost the atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams.
As we said earlier as the news broke, the timing of this announcement is strange because football is currently suspended. It only teases us at a time fans are desperate for the beautiful game to return.
But that can’t happen until it is safe to do so. The UK government — as well as the football leagues — are waiting for a time to return to action, but the longer it drags on you have to fear for the remainder of the current campaign.
The 2019/20 season could make for a very short episode of Sky Sports’ Premier League seasons…
United fans have been reacting to the news on social media and they’re happy about it.
Safe standing has been in the pipeline for years and we are finally making steps forward.
Here’s what fellow Reds had to say about safe standing being trialled at Old Trafford:
Great news re safe standing trials at Old Trafford. Nice to see the higher powers treat us like adults. Can only improve on what TRA have already started with the atmosphere at home games. Some positivity in these bleak times. #mufc
— GD (@djgcfum) April 29, 2020
As a club, United seem to be getting everything right at the moment.
This safe standing will be brilliant in boosting OT’s atmosphere.
— UNITED THOUGHTS (@OffTheBallLive) April 29, 2020
— TheDiggers (@TheDiggers4) April 29, 2020
United given permission to trial 1500 safe standing barrier seats at Old Trafford. It’s been called for around grounds for a long time and it’s finally happening. #MUFC #rantsofareddevil #safestanding
— Rants of a Red Devil (@RantDevil) April 29, 2020
As per original plans for the J Stand section, Old Trafford needs several core blocks in order to improve the atmosphere and accommodate vocal and standing supporters.
Be good to have all of scoreboard lower paddock areas safe standing.
— Stretford End Flags (@SEF_MUFC) April 29, 2020
With no fans?? Very confusing story
— Nitin Sharma (@NitinSharma2011) April 29, 2020
Gonna be hard to test it in an empty ground.
— Daniel Shack (@Daniel_Shack) April 29, 2020
— Jamie (@Jamie2jay) April 29, 2020
Safe standing at Old Trafford, you love to see it 😍
— Ryan 🔴👹 (@r_townerMUFC) April 29, 2020