Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor to look at Celtic over safe seating proposals



Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor admits he will keep an eye on events at Celtic Park as the Staggies weigh up introducing a safe standing area.

Celtic have started installing rail seating at a corner of their ground in preparation for the forthcoming campaign and MacGregor is keen to push ahead with a similar proposal in the Jail End at the Global Energy stadium.

MacGregor, speaking to the North Star, admits the arrangement at Parkhead will be a good barometer as County look to follow in the Hoops’ footsteps.

The safe standing seats
rail seating

He said: “We are currently looking at the safety issues, but we are looking to take out seats from the Jail End. We want to see how it works at Celtic for a year and then bring the same into our stadium, although we’re not sure about the folding seats that Celtic will have.

“Some of the atmosphere was lost when we put the seats in the Jail End and we want to have an area where our supporters can stand. I think it will be a popular decision.

“It’s too early to say at this stage how many fans will be able to stand, but David O’Connor (County’s stadium manager) is working on this right now, so things are moving along.”