I talked to sekitori, former sekitori and future sekitori (Nodding yes...) and all where unhappy for us real sumo fans and the guys in the lower division you have to cheer now from the second floor. Also the rikishi Mama's and Papa's have to sit upstairs as well. Even some ochaya-san think that this is really sad. But they do not banned us real fans from the first floor, but it is made to banned the Yakuza. The even have police now at the first floor. And I mean real police, not Kyokai police.
I don't think they will change it this basho (eventhough I hope the Kyokay proof me wrong), maybe someday next year, when everybody forgot why this all happen or the cost for these extra employees have to cut down.
At nakabi I guess all parants have to make pictures from the second floor. :-O