I think that you will find that the SL minimum standards were suspended when it became clear that at least two clubs would be unable to meet them. Equally the proposed championship standards were also withdrawn.
There are a set of proposed new standards for the championship, probably to be implemented in 2016, and all clubs have been briefed as to what these are. Hence no club will have the excuse of not having a ground that meets these standards in 15 months time.
Most clubs, including mine, are putting these facilities into place now. Viz the work taking place on the eastern end of the ground.
Youre 100% right about the minimum standards as such being suspended, when photographing we were given a list of what was expected from us and the clubs regarding safe access etc, etc, several photographers complained about facilities at grounds like Saints old ground and Cas but when we were told the minimum standards were put on hold to save the likes of Wakey, Cas and Saints the clubs were allowed to implement their own strategies based on guidance from the RFL like not being allowed to sit behind the posts unless there was a minimum of 6ft clearance between the dead ball line and the next fixed object be that a stand, fence or advertising board, hence you can only shoot down the sidelines at Cas and you must be sat in the stands at Widnes
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