Assessment of Accessible Facilities
The Globe Arena
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
01524 411797 or 07785 736324
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
Accessible parking spaces are available to home and away supporters (if any not required for home supporters) 20 metres away. Home supporters via seasonal permit and away supporters by application. Drop of facilities are not available.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Morecombe 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 Morecambe Website
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 40 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside in the main stand and covered terrace. 20 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away terrace for away supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 64 wheelchair spaces (54 home and up to 10 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 94% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 4 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 has a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in both the home and away sections do have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The ticket office does have a hearing loop installed. Match commentaries are not available. Facilities for assistance dogs are not available at present. The concourses do not have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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