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Hillsborough events

High steel fencing

1974
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

At the time of the disaster, most English football stadiums had high steel fencing between the spectators and the playing field in response to pitch invasions. Hooliganism had affected the sport for some years, and was particularly virulent in England. From 1974, when these security standards were put in place, crushes occurred in several English stadiums.


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