The Government has promised to make an announcement in January about proposals to allow fans to stand at football matches.
It comes after after Ministers rejected a proposal by West Bromwich Albion FC for a pilot scheme to replace 3,600 seats at its ground with rail seating.
A petition has now been signed by 112,000 people that calls on the Government to allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce “safe standing”.
The Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies MP, told the House of Commons: “I have already met representatives of the Sports Ground Safety Authority, and a small analysis is currently under way.
“This is a hot topic on my desk, and I will make further announcements in January."
Standing in English football’s top two divisions was outlawed by the Football Spectators’ Act in 1989.
It followed the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.
But many MPs are backing calls to re-introduce standing along with measures to ensure the safety of fans.
They include Roger Godsiff, Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green.
He signed a Commons motion which states "safe standing areas can offer supporters more choice, a better atmosphere and cheaper match tickets" and called on the Government "to allow football clubs in all divisions to be able to introduce safe standing areas in their grounds".
The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has a longstanding campaign to allow safe standing at football stadiums.
The group are calling for “existing legislation and ground rules that penalise supporters for standing at football and engender conflict amongst and against fans” to be scrapped.
Last month, the English Football League (EFL) backed the safe standing campaign.