The “Europe wants to stand up” campaign will have obtained what it asked for. UEFA announced on Wednesday that it had approved the request to allow standing stands for European competitions. A decision for the time being limited to France, Germany and England, ” in accordance with national regulations “, specifies the press release. A problem addressed at the congress of European football supporters in Frankfurt, city of the last winner of the Europa League.
An experiment for the future
Theodore Theodoridis, UEFA General Secretary explains that ” the purpose of this program is to allow UEFA to observe the ordinary use of a series of standing stands in the participating countries during the coming season. These observations, made by independent experts, will guide future decisions regarding standing stands in UEFA competitions “.
” We know and understand how much active supporters contribute to the game and look forward to continuing our work with the FSE to ensure supporters can experience their passion in the safest way possible. he continued.