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Pressure On Government Mounts As Second English Club Entertains Rail Seating

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 17

A second English club was on Tuesday "in talks over reintroducing standing" at its stadium as "pressure mounted on the Government to scrap the law banning the country's biggest teams from doing the same," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. League One side Northampton Town was consideri...

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