Assessment of Accessible Facilities
The Fitness First Stadium
The Fitness First Stadium
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
0844 576 1910 option 1, option 2
Disabled Supporters Association
There is no DSA at present.
For UK minimum access standards for new and existing stadia and for good practice guidance please click here.
Getting There & Parking
There is a club car park with 43 accessible spaces for both home and away supporter’s 10 to 40 metres away reserve via disability liaison officer. Drop of facilities are available.
Requests for disabled car parking should be directed via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including AFC Bournemouth see here for more information.
Level Playing Field have not verified the information given and we suggest that you contact the station direct if you have any access requirements.
Getting a Ticket
Information on purchasing a ticket please visit the AFC Bournemouth website.
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 156 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside and on raised platforms. 26 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away section for away supporters or on raised platforms in the home area on request. There are a further 39 wheelchair spaces in the temporey stand available to both home or away disabled supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 110 wheelchair spaces and they exceed that figure. 75% of these should be elevated positions and the remaining 25% pitchside.
LPF's view is that many disabled supporters should be able to access general seating areas and only those with specific needs eg those who require extra legroom, or access via aisle seats or who need step free access etc should be allocated seats in the dedicated areas.
Based on the above, the club therefore exceeds the current minimum guidance. They should continue to monitor this and carry out regular reviews under the auspices of a full independent Access Audit.
Both home and away fans can use accessible toilets inside the stadium located on the concourses in the East or Main Stands. The club shop is accessible for all fans but does not have a low level serving counter ( to be re fitted summer 2012). Catering kiosks in the home and away section have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The ticket office does not have a hearing loop installed. Match commentaries are available via 12 digital radios and headphones available from the disability liaison officer. Facilities for assistance dogs are available. The concourses do not have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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