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Safe Standing installed at Shrewsbury Town FC

Shrewsbury Town Football Club raised funds last year after the Supporters' Parliament-led bid was first revealed in June 2017.

Following detailed talks and planning with the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) and Shropshire Council's Safety Advisory Group (SAG), work to install Ferco’s RailSeat has been completed at the ground.

The Club has been branded pioneers in bringing safe standing to professional football and will be the first club in England and Wales to install such a solution. Chief Executive Officer Brian Caldwell, who has worked closely with Ferco and the supporters' parliament on the initiative, believes Shrewsbury are safe standing's 'flagship club'.

Ferco has currently installed nearly 17,000 RailSeats at football clubs all over Europe and are the market leader for this type of product.

555 RailSeats have been installed at the rear of the Salop Leisure South Stand, with the installation taking ten days to complete. The Montgomery Waters Meadow will become the first professional football club in the country to have safe standing installed in an all-seater stadium.

Developed as a way to allow fans to stand safely at domestic club matches and be seated at international and European matches, Ferco’s RailSeat is an innovative and practical design. Slim-line and compact, this unique stadium seat has been approved for use in safe standing areas by both UEFA and FIFA.

The RailSeats leading-edge design sees each seat incorporated within a robust metal frame.  This high-strength rail acts as a protective barrier which makes pushing or falling physically impossible.

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All over the world the RailSeat is providing the solution to the issue of fans standing in areas which are designed to be fully seated, whilst ensuring maximum safety and complying with UEFA/FIFA requirement.

The design of the RailSeat allows stadium staff to easily lock or unlock the seat depending on the requirement while remaining tamperproof by those without a specialist key. Each model is robust, comfortable and purpose designed for stadium use and, along with our exceptional quality, we offer the standard 5-year Ferco guarantee. Our products are virtually maintenance free and as such have been used at a host of leading sporting venues worldwide.

Ferco designed a stadium seating solution that included 433 RailSeat 1 with a standard seat and back and 122 RailSeat 2 with ARC Lite seats, all in the club’s distinctive amber colour.

Ferco were delighted to be invited to attend the official launch of the Safe Standing area at Shrewsbury Town before their first league match on the 4th August.  The eyes of the sporting media were all on Ferco's RailSeat with most of the seating in the area sold out before the game.

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