Barnet

Barnet

Stadium Information

Stadium

The Hive

Address

Camrose Ave

Edgware

Middlesex

HA8 6AG

Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters

Name

Daniel O'Riordan

Telephone no.

020 8381 3800

Website address

Disabled Supporters Association

Name

There is no DSA at present.

Telephone

Email

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 are 7 designated disabled parking bays in the main car park available on a first come first served basis to home and away supporters charged at £5 per vehicle. Drop off facilities are also 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.

 

Disabled supporters are charged the relevant concession price with the PA going free of charge. (the seat adjacent to the wheelchair space). All adult/concession/children disabled tickets are the same cost as respective match day tickets for non-disabled supporters.

 

Call the ticket office on 020 8381 3800 for more details.

Spectator Viewing areas

 

At the Hive the West Stand has 24 wheelchair bays and the East Stand has 14.

 

West Stand Home – 12 wheelchair bays and 12 PA seats

West Stand Away – 12 wheelchair bays and 12 PA seats

East Stand Home – 14 wheelchair bays and 14 PA seats

 

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 75% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 13 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 Feb 2016.

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Sheila Quinn

Match: Barnet v York City

Published: 19/10/2015

 

I ordered our tickets by phone direct from Barnet, but parking was on a first come first served basis.

 

We entered the car park which had barriers, and pay on exit by a £5 token bought from the mobile shop.  No problem

The shop was wheelchair friendly and we collected our tickets  at the turnstile.

 

Inside the ground there were no wheelchair spaces so we sat on the front row with a lot of our own fans. The refreshment bar & alcohol bar were both behind the stand, all accessible and the disabled toilet was at the side of the stand. They don’t sell pies at the away end, only stale hot dogs and a cup of tea was £2.

 

Good view from the front row except when people walked or stopped talking infront of us, and a steward did move to one side when asked, after he stood blocking peoples view.

 

A very basic & cold open ground with a roof which didnt cover front rows.   

 

Good job it didnt rain.

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Geoff Kent

Match: Barnet v Gateshead 25th April 2015

Published: 23/4/2015

 

The above match was an all ticket match. When I rang the ticket office,at Barnet FC, to book tickets for myself, an amputee, and my personal assistant I was told all disabled tickets have been sold out. I explained that I was an ambulant and required the assistance of my PA I was again told that all disabled tickets had been sold. I asked do I, therefore, need to purchase a ticket for my personal assistant as well as myself their reply was YES! I have visited every one of the 24 grounds in the Vanarama Conference League and Barnet FC are the only club that do not recognise the personsonal assistant. DISGUSTING

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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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