Assessment of Accessible Facilities
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
Disabled Supporters Association
Ms S Piggott
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 48 accessible parking spaces for home and away supporters available located behing the accessible seating area. Drop of facilities are not available.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Website
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 56 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside in the Fratton End. 5 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the home section (Fratton End) for away supporters. Non disabled away supporters sit oposite in the Milton End. If the visiting club do not sell there 5 allocated tickets, they are allocated to home supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 150 wheelchair spaces (128 home and up to 22 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 41% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 89 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 the 3 accessible toilets inside the stadium located at either end and in the centre of the stand.. There is no club shop at present. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections do not have low level serving counters and so are not fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The club does not have a hearing loop. Match commentaries are not available, the club advises fans of local radio commentary for the game. Facilities for assistance dogs are available on request. The concourses do not have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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