SimonB wrote:Happily I can now stand at just about every game as being at the back of the kop I wouldnt be able to see if I sat down. But it would make more sense to have a clear standing area for those that wish to stand all game. Germany has shown this can be done safely.
Even the much praised Allianz Arena, which is one of the newest and most modern in Europe has a large standing area ..
"What brings the fans streaming to Fröttmaning in their tens of thousands? The stars of the mighty Bayern Munich of course. But the fans can also expect to be well looked after, both before and after the game. 6,000 m² of catering facilities take care of culinary requirements. Europe’s biggest multi-storey car park provides nearly 10,000 parking spaces. ? A big plus point for the Arena is its ability to match the needs of a broad range of supporters. There are 13,500 reasonably priced tickets for the standing terraces at Bundesliga games. ..... "
From what I can tell those terraces can be converted into 7,000 seats for European games ... Thought on the arean site they do say ..
"How many seats are convertible into standing areas?
10,400 seats in each of the north and south stands are convertible into standing terrace areas using a folding mechanism, with each folded seat providing just over one standing place. So when standing terraces are in use, the capacity of the Allianz Arena rises to 69,901 - 23,901 in the lower tier, 24,000 in the middle tier and 22,000 in the upper tier, where the extremely steep gradient of 34 degrees means standing will not be possible. The top row of seating is 39 metres above pitch level. At Bayern matches, the total capacity after deduction of tickets for the media, stewards etc. stands at 69,000."
N the wiki says ..
"69,901 (seating and standing)
66,000 (seating only)"
So bugger knows