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Foundation for change

The Hillsborough disaster in 1989 highlighted that Britain's sports grounds lagged behind Europe in many respects. In 1990, only four of the 92 league clubs in England and Wales had grounds built after the Second World War, although many had been transformed and renovated to a very high standard. Hooliganism was cited as being one of the prime reasons that clubs had been slow to treat fans as important customers, with high security fencing preventing the all to frequent pitch invasions ...

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