A licence to admit spectators to standing accommodation at League 1 and League 2 Football grounds will only be granted where the layout of the accommodation:

It should be assumed that level standing areas or non-stepped sloping areas will not form part of the viewing accommodation that will be licensed for spectator use

Clubs promoted from the Football Conference who have not been members of the Football League since 1999 have three years in which to bring their standing accommodation up to the prescribed standard.