Fans of West Ham United have been discussing whether or not they would like the London Stadium to have a safe standing area.
After the question was posed to supporters by West Ham Gossip over whether safe standing would be a good idea, some supporters backed it wholeheartedly.
Thoughts on bringing safe standing to the London Stadium? pic.twitter.com/0k06Jz7ash
— West Ham Gossip (@westham_gossip) February 12, 2020
Much needed would definitely improve the atmosphere
— Fabulous Fabianski (@FabFabianski) February 13, 2020
— Nm (@N56261591) February 13, 2020
Much needed over at West Ham
— Adam Leatherbarrow (@Adam_MC1R) February 12, 2020
Do you think safe standing would be a good idea in the London Stadium?
Yes, would massively improve the atmosphere
No, wouldn't make any difference in atmosphere
In 2018, Shrewsbury Town of League One became the first club in England and Wales to introduce safe standing with rail seats (as per The Guardian).
However, while some supporters felt that introducing safe standing to West Ham’s Stadium would be a good move, other fans felt that it would be a wasted effort at the London Stadium.
Like putting lipstick on a pig ???? #GSBOUT
— Chris (@GSBOutNow) February 12, 2020
Too little .. too late ..
— ?David? (@smiffy59) February 13, 2020
Still miles from the pitch
— andrew wickstead (@AndrewWickstead) February 12, 2020
Can we concentrate on a few safe results first!
— Steve Brown (@Steve_Brown01) February 13, 2020
— David Enever (@Juniord70) February 13, 2020
What do we think?
While there has been much fury from supporters surrounding the London Stadium (per The Guardian), perhaps safe standing could be the answer to some of the problems.
However, it seems as though fans are split down the middle over this one, so, it may just be better to leave the stadium as it currently is.