Assessment of Accessible Facilities
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Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
Judith Lane or Ron Cassidy
0161 624 4972 or 0161 320 6955
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
There is a club car park with 40 accessible spaces for both home and away supporter’s available, 50 metres away. Spaces can be reserved with the car park operatives. Drop of facilities are available.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Oldham Athletic 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 further information on purchasing a ticket please visit the Oldham Athletic website.
The contacts at the club for disabled fans are Ron Cassidy, Disability Liaison Officer (0161 320 6955) or Judith Lane, Club Office (0161 785 5179)
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 34 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside and in an elevated area in the Rochdale Road stand and Chadderton Road stand.
12 spaces for away supporters who are wheelchair users can be found in an elevated area in the Rochdale Road stand . Supporters with ambulant disabilities are available.(10 for home supporters and 5 for away supporters).
Please note: As a result of the continuing development work at Boundary Park, several changes have been made to the facilities available for disabled fans for the 2013/14 season, these do not affect visiting supporters.
Wheelchair supporters will be accommodated at the front of the Chaddy End or rear of the Verlin Stand. A temporary toilet facility will be installed between the Chaddy End and the development work site to ensure that supporters are not inconvenienced.
Ambulant disabled supporters should contact the club on 0161 785 5179 to ensure that they can be seated in a location appropriate to their requirements.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 100 wheelchair spaces (85 home and up to 15 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 46% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 54 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 not accessible for all fans and does not have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The club does not have a hearing loop. 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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