Preston North End
Preston North End
Assessment of Accessible Facilities
Sir Tom Finney Way
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
0844 856 1966
Disabled Supporters Association
01772 700 788
For UK minimum access standards for new and existing stadia and for good practice guidance please click here.
Getting There & Parking
80 accessible parking spaces are available to home supporters. Accessible parking is also extended to away supporters (5 spaces). Places can be reserved via the ticket office booked a week in advance. Parking costs £10 per game. In case of insufficient available parking, the club have provided drop off points.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Preston North End 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
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 48 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside and on a raised platform. 13 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside and on a raised platform in the away section for away supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 159 wheelchair spaces (135 home and up to 24 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 38% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 98 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 the stadium have low level serving counters so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The ticket office does have a hearing loop installed. Match commentaries from the local hospital radio are available via headsets block K in the Bill Shankly Kop, please reserve headsets with the club a week prior to the game. Facilities are available for assistance dogs on request, but the concourses do have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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