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League One Side Shrewsbury Town Applies To SGSA For Rail Seating

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

So-called safe standing is "set to be introduced to English football for the first time" after League One side Shrewsbury Town applied to install rail seating at its ground, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The club announced plans to convert around 400 seats at its 9,875-capacity ho...

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