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Burnley introduce safe standing at Turf Moor

Burnley introduced a new safe standing section at Turf Moor for Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat against Newcastle United. It was announced ahead of the 2022/23 season that Premier League and Championship clubs could introduce safe standing areas at their grounds, following successful trials at the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Cardiff City.

More than half of this season’s Premier League clubs have introduced safe standing since July 2022, with more clubs to follow next season, including Nottingham Forest.

Safe standing put in place for Newcastle clash

More than 1,500 people can go to the new safe standing area, located in the Barnfield Construction Stand. It can host both home and away supporters. Burnley said the new section will “help boost the already amazing atmosphere”. The Clarets lost the match against Eddie Howe’s side, but they still have one more home game against relegation rivals Nottingham Forest to come.

In a club statement on Thursday, May 2, Burnley said: “Over one and a half thousand positions have been installed into the Barnfield Construction Stand over the last couple of weeks to help boost the already amazing atmosphere.

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Safe standing at Turf Moor was introduced on Saturday  – Photo by Icon sport

“The seating has been brought in after listening to you and further consultation with the Fan Advisory Board.

“Emails have been sent out to all the fans in that area whose seating has changed (if you haven’t seen yours yet – check your junk file).

“If you want any further information – please contact our Fan Experience & Supporter Liaison Team on [email protected].”


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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