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Deadline is extended for Shrewsbury Town safe-standing

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published: | Last Updated:

Shrewsbury Town have extended the deadline to raise the £75,000 needed to bring in safe-standing.

An example of rail seating used in safe-standing areas

The crowd-funding initiative, announced in June and officially launched at the beginning of August, did have a deadline of today. But with 63 per cent – £47,342 – of the required total raised so far via crowd-funding experts Tifosy, the bid has been given an open deadline until the funds are raised.

Town hope to install around 500 rail-seating places, becoming the first English or Welsh club to introduce safe-standing.

The idea was created via the club’s supporters’ parliament, and member Mike Davis said: “The end date was merely an indicative point to aim for and the real objective is to raise the money we need to introduce the first rail seating section in England and Wales at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

“So we will keep the campaign open till we do. Giving every fan the choice to stand is far more important.”

Shrewsbury chief executive Brian Caldwell added: “The club is behind this effort 100 per cent. There is so much passion for this project, from all around the country, I have no doubt the safe standing community will make this happen.”

The football club recently pledged £20,000 to help the figure move over its halfway point. Donations can be made at tifosy.com/shrews

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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