Katrien Meire – Charlton open to safe standing

At the Fans Forum meeting on 23rd June Katrien Meire stated that the club have no in principle objection to exploring the introduction of a safe standing area at The Valley.

She stressed that the club would want to canvass the views of fans and would wish to have secured a mandate from supporters before taking the matter any further.

She agreed to the suggestion from CAS Trust that the club might provide space for the Safe Standing Roadshow promoted by The Football Supporters Federation. This would enable supporters to learn more about the issue of safe standing in rail seats.

Tony Keohane noted that the club would need to be clear about the Championship's and The Premier League's position on the issue before proceeding.

CAS Trust have undertaken to liaise with The Football Supporters Federation about the roadshow.