Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion
Assessment of Accessible Facilities
Amercian Express Community Stadium
American Express Community Stadium
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
0844 327 1901
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 151 accessible parking spaces for home and away supporter’s available 700 metres away. Accessible parking is available at 50% discount, but this must be pre-booked via the club’s supporter services team on 0844 3271901. Accessible parking can be booked up until 72 hours prior to the match. Drop off facilities are available, but early arrival is neccessary. For further information on the travel guide please see http://www.seagulls.co.uk/documents/travel-guide-april14229-1169722.pdf
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Brighton and Hove Albion 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 www.seagulls.co.uk website
Ambulant disabled and wheelchair user tickets cannot be booked online. Please contact the Ticket Office on 0844 327 1901.
If you have a specific query regarding access at the Amex please contact their disability liaison officer James Twiddy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 135 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside and on raised areas. 31 spaces for wheelchair users can be found on raised areas in the away section for away supporters. There are 50 easy access seats for home supporters and 20 for away supporters in the away end.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 180 wheelchair spaces (153 home and up to 27 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 92% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 14 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. The club shop is accessible for all fans and does have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections do have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The club does have a hearing loop. Match audio described commentaries are available via headsets from the ticket office, you will be required to leave a deposit. Facilities for assistance dogs are available. The concourses do have rest areas included.
Updated May 2014.
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