- Feb 1, 2009
To the atmosphere? Not a lot - but to safety, 100%. Because of age and a crumbling spine I am a sitter now, but if it is necessary at some point to stand because everybidy in front of me has jumped to their feet. I'm accutely aware that if there is some kind of surge, or pressure from behind, the only 'barrier' protecting me is the back of the seat in front, coming maybe half way up my shins!They are, as are every club in the EPL when they allow away fans and home fans to stand. I can't recall one case of a club being prosecuted. So, the fact remains, how does sticking a bar in front of people that already stand improve their contribution to the atmosphere.
Even on the old terraces, there weren't foot high barriers in place for you to fall over!