LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop at Anfield (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Safe standing: Liverpool fans group hold consultation and open vote on rail seating

Liverpool supporters’ union Spirit of Shankly have opened voting on the topic of rail seating.

Rail seating is an example of safe standing currently in use at a variety of stadiums, for example in Germany, the Netherlands, and at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

This provides a seat that can be locked up when not in use, with a rail installed in front of each space, allowing supporters a safe area to stand during games.

Spirit of Shankly (SOS) held a public consultation over the issue on Saturday, which can be viewed in full below:

SOS have now opened voting for members of their website to have their say, with Jay McKenna, chair of the union, explaining how to take part:

There are two ways for you to vote.

Spirit Of Shankly members are responsible for setting our policy. We have a members vote on our site. To vote here, visit, log in at the top of the page and you will see a link. Click that and follow the instructions.

As well as this vote to set our policy, we want to get the views of as many Liverpool supporters as possible. To help with that, we also have an open survey. Everyone is welcome to vote here – Rail Seating Vote – Open to all LFC Supporters.

Please do encourage fellow Liverpool supporters to take part. Voting is open until 7pm on Friday 28th July 2017 and the result will be announced on Monday 31st July 2017.

In April, The Anfield Wrap’s Gareth Roberts visited Celtic Park and documented his experience of rail seating, which can be seen here.

SEE ALSO: Safe standing – key questions answered (from 2014)