all-seat·​er (ˈ)ȯl-¦sē-tər How to pronounce all-seater (audio)
plural all-seaters
: a stadium or arena that provides seating for all spectators and offers no standing room
all-seaters should give clubs greater control over who occupies which part of the ground.Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch, 1992
And then football clubs started to be more family and female friendly, turning their stadiums into all-seaters and discouraging the macho culture of the terraces.Daily Mail (London), 17 June 2010
all-seater adjective
an all-seater stadium
… the stadium must be all-seater and have at least a 30,000 capacity Derby Evening Telegraph, 3 June 2010

Word History


all seats + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-seater was in 1980

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