Maidstone United feature in a new video campaign by the EFL to review ‘outdated legislation’ on standing at football grounds.
The league have released the short documentary, entitled ‘Stand up for Choice’ to highlight the benefits that licensed standing areas can bring to EFL stadiums nationwide, ahead of MPs discussing the matter at the upcoming Westminster Hall debate this Monday.
The Stones feature alongside EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey, Peter Daykin from the Football Supporters’ Federation and senior Club representatives from Shrewsbury Town and Exeter City – all extolling the virtues of choice and what having the option of being able to operate licensed standing areas has meant for their individual clubs.
In the video, club general manager Simon Daniel comments: “Our attendances have gone up, the atmosphere has increased; we’ve given the choice to the fans.”
The ‘Stand up for Choice’ survey, which received more than 33,000 responses in less than two weeks, showed that 94% of football fans believe they should have the option to choose the type of matchday experience they want – whether that be seated or standing in safe, licensed areas of grounds.