Prescribed Standard of Terracing (Conference Clubs)

Unless a club has spent less than three years in the Football League since the start of  the 1999/2000 season a  licence to admit spectators to standing accommodation at League 1 and League 2  grounds will only be granted where the layout of the accommodation:

It should be assumed that level standing areas or non-stepped sloping areas will not be licensed for spectator use.

A club which has spent less than 3 years in the Football League will have up to the beginning of their 4th season in the league to bring their terracing up to the prescribed standard or take it out of use.

Where a Football Conference club is proposing to undertake any work to replace or upgrade any area of terracing at its ground it would be sensible to consider how to ensure that the work is in line with the above standards. Although the SGSA’s regulatory role does not extend to the clubs in the Football Conference we are happy to help clubs identify work which will be necessary to bring any standing accommodation up to the standard required to secure a licence.