Northampton Town Football Club are continuing the process of research and consultation that is looking at the possibility of introducing safe standing at the PTS Academy Stadium.
Following consultation with the Safety Advisory Group and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority as part of that process, a small section of barrier has been temporarily installed in the Sheinman Opticians Stand.
This barrier will be tested in accordance with the relevant safety regulations before being removed before the Crawley Town game. This is to ensure that we have all the appropriate information to share with supporters before the consultation process.
The next part of the process will be a consultation with season ticket holders who currently sit in the Sheinman Opticians Stand and this will take place through a survey that will be sent out to those supporters in due course.
“The opinion of the supporters who sit in that part of the stadium will be one of the key factors in how we proceed,” said Chief Executive James Whiting.
“As a club it is important we deliver the facilities the supporters want and we see the consultation with those season ticket holders as a key part of the process.
“As has been stated previously - but it is worth reminding everyone - this is an explorative and consultation process and no decisions have or will be made, but it goes along with our overall commitment to consult with our fanbase.
"We have discussed this subject at previous Supporters Advisory Panel meetings and the next such meeting, on February 21st, gives us the option to discuss this matter further. We would encourage anyone who has a view on the possibility of safe standing to come to the meeting and let us know their views."
That meeting will take place in Carr's Bar at the PTS Academy Stadium from 7.30pm-9pm on Thursday February 21st.