Assessment of Accessible Facilities
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
Mr C Beveridge
Disabled Supporters Association
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 4 accessible parking spaces for home supporter’s only available. A council car park which offers 3 hours free parking for blue badge holders is adjacent to the ground. Drop of facilities are available.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Blackpool 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
For information on purchasing a ticket please visit the Blackpool Website
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 64 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside. 48 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away section for away supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 115 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 only meets 97% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 3 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.
Both home and away fans can use accessible toilets inside the stadium, there are two accessible toliets in each stand except the away East stand where there is one. The club shop is accessible for all fans and does not have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home sections do have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The club does not have a hearing loop. Match commentaries are available via 5 headsets from the ticket office. Facilities for assistance dogs are available. The concourses do not have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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