Premier League won't copy SPL

BY foxsports • December 19, 2011

The SPL have announced that it will consider requests to pilot safe-standing areas following a general meeting of all 12 top-flight clubs. There are no plans for a similar move in England, however. All-seater stadiums are compulsory in the top two tiers of English football under the Football Spectators Act, which was introduced after the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, and the Premier League say they do not want that to change. "The bottom line is that it (standing at matches) is illegal under the legislation that was brought in after Hillsborough," Premier League spokesman Dan Johnson said. "We can't have standing in the Premier League and the Championship and it's not a situation we would like to see change."