John Smith Stadium has installed a new steel and perspex segregation barrier in the south stand, replacing a netting system. It allows a greater number of seats to be used and the new stadium capacity is up 199 to 24,338.
Deputy safety officer Tim Dale told The Huddersfield Daily Examiner:
So what we have done now is taken three seats out and people are now within almost shaking hands distance of each other.
The beauty of this is that we can move it (the segregation barrier) – it’s not easy but we can move it. If the away fans are bringing less than 1,500 we can move it. It’s not an easy job, it’s a two-day job at least.
We can now alter the capacities of home and away sections in this stand.