Remember when Blundell Park was standing – it might be again
Standing areas in the top tiers of English football were banned following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989
The campaign for safe standing could be set to take a huge step on Monday as the issue gets debated in Parliament.
After a petition for a change in the laws regarding standing at football grounds hit 100,000 signatures, the campaign is set to be discussed in Westminster.
The calls for a re-introduction of standing at football grounds have grown over the past six months, and things could come to a head on Monday.
Standing areas in the top tiers of English football were banned following the inquiry by Lord Justice Taylor following the deaths of the 96 Liverpool supporters in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
But with the current campaign receiving overwhelming support, we could soon see a return to standing at Blundell Park – which was made all seater in the summer of 1995.
The Findus Stand is two-tiered and covered and it was the lower tier, which was originally terracing. Now there is only seven rows of seating. For big games, the club installs blocks of temporary seating in the two open corners of the ground; thus increasing the capacity of the ground by around 500.
Take a look at these pictures from down the years as Grimsby Town fans watch their team in Cleethorpes…
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