Shrewsbury Town poised for safe standing area after crowdfunding

• Crowdfunding reaches target for changes to Montgomery Waters Meadow
• Plan could set an example for Premier League clubs to follow

Shrewsbury Town are set to become the first English club to introduce safe standing at their ground after a crowdfunding campaign raised £65,000 to pay for alterations at their Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium. More than 1,000 fans donated to the cause, with their offerings bolstered by the donation of an online betting company.

The League One club have applied to have rail seats at the 10,000?capacity ground before the end of the current season and is on course to achieve that aim. This could set an example for Premier League clubs to follow, with more than half thought to be open to the idea of standing areas, which have been banned in the top two divisions of English football since the 1990 Taylor Report into the Hillsborough disaster.

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