Barnet

Barnet

Assessment of Accessible Facilities

Stadium

The Hive

Address

Camrose Ave

Edgware

Middlesex

HA8 6AG

Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters

Name

Tony Peck

Telephone no.

020 8381 3800

E-mail address

Website address

Disabled Supporters Association

Contact Name

There is no DSA at present.

Telephone no.

E-mail address

Website address

 

 

Accessibility Information

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 3 accessible spaces for home supporters 15 metres away reserve via ticket office. Drop of facilities are available.

 

National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Barnet 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

 

Below information from the Barnet website.

 

From the start of the season, disabled supporters will be required to pay for wheelchair spaces for all home fixtures. Any helpers will receive a seat adjacent to the wheelchair space free of charge. All adult/children disabled tickets are the same cost as respective match day tickets for non-disabled supporters.

 

Call the ticket office on 0208 441 6932 option 2 for more details.

Spectator Viewing areas

 

Home supporters have 6 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside. 3 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away section for away supporters. Supporters with ambulant disabilities can request ambulant seating. (8 seats in total, 5 for home supporters, and 3 for away supporters).

 

NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 60 wheelchair spaces (51 home and up to 9 away). 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 only meets 15% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 51 wheelchair spaces. They should be working on a plan to rectify this deficit within a reasonable timeframe under the auspices of a full independent Access Audit.

Accessible amenities

 

Both home and away fans can use accessible toilets inside the stadium. The club shop is accessible for all fans but does not have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home section only 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 not available. Facilities for assistance dogs are not available. The concourses do not have rest areas included.

 

Updated October 2013.

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Comments

Jackie Melia

Match: Barnet v Bury FC 11/02/2011

Published: 11/2/2011

 

Agree with all the past comments, unfortunately I couldn't go as they don't have enough disabled wheechair spaces available. I think that this is not right.

 

Prices
The pricing here is not fair. They allow the wheelchair disabled in for free, but the ambulant disabled have to pay full price along with your assistant too.

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Ian Trent

Match: Barnet v AFC Bournmouth 21/01/2010

Published: 21/1/2010

 

was there last year as afcb fan agree with your comments but all too common. Not going to Aldershot tomorrow as only 2 spaces-both gone.

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Charlie Dennis

Match: AFC Bournmouth 30/11/2009

Published: 11/3/2009

 

Wanted to go to this match - but Barnet only offer a disgustingly low amount of Wheelchair spaces for away fans so couldn't get any space.

 

Apparently there are only 3 available - and must be booked in advance - no flexibility.

 

My Husband and His friend are both wheelchair users and two spaces were already booked - so were told we could only book one space - not good enough!!

 

Also apparently carers have to stand.

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