Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
Loftus Road Stadium
South Africa Road
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
0208 8740 2625
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 street parking available around the ground on match-days but this is severely limited due to the club's city centre location.
The closest wheelchair accessible station is Wood Lane, which is just 10 minutes away. This station has access to the train from the platform via a manual boarding ramp, as well as lifts.
All Transport for London (TFL) bus routes are now wheelchair accessible. Around 2 hours before kick-off, South Africa road is then closed. Prior to that, any bus stop on South Africa Road is advised. After the road closure, the bus stops closest to the stadium are at White City station, or on Bloemfontein Road.
All London Style ‘Black Cabs’ are wheelchair accessible and can provide a suitable alternative to the bus or car. After the road closure has gone in, the recommended drop off point is the Bloemfontein junction with South Africa Road, which is 150m from the West Paddock Stand entrance.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Queens Park Rangers 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 QPR website.
To book tickets please call the Box Office on 08444 777 007, or if you would like any further information on facilities, please e-mail Andy Rees – firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 21 spaces for wheelchair users available to them in East and West Paddocks and Ellerslie Road stand. 3 spaces for wheelchair users can be found in the home section for away supporters in the West Paddock stand. Pitchside positions give partial cover with PA seats elevated behind. It can be difficult to see nearside corner flag/side of pitch. There are spaces for ambulant disabled supporters, throughout the stadium except in our Platinum areas. These are available on a match by match basis and on first come first served basis. Please note that currently all away fans apart from wheelchair users are located in an upper level stand, access by staircase only with no lift access available.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 140 wheelchair spaces (119 home and up to 21 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 17% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 116 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.
There are 5 accessible toilets directly behind the wheelchair spaces in the concourse.
Assistance Dogs are allowed into the stadium, but it is recommend that supporters with Assistance Dogs contact the Club before matchday.
Refreshments outlets are situated behind the stands but are not accessible. Steward assistance is available on request.
Accessible services & information
There are 19 audio commentary spaces available throughout the stadium except in the Platinum areas which are available on a match by match basis and on first come first served basis. Match commentary is audio described and headsets can be picked up from a steward in Alton House. There is a 'Soccer Sight' service for blind and partially sighted fans. Please contact Fiona Hodgson on 0208 740 2520 or email@example.com. There is a hearing loop in the Ticket Office.
In February 2015 the club won an Autism Access Award, demonstrating the club’s commitment to making Loftus Road an autism friendly stadium.
QPR's 'Easy Read Guide' is available HERE and may help prepare supporters with autism for their experience at Loftus Road. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Box Office on 0208 7402 613 or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
QPR Club Website - Disabled Supporters Information
Updated August 2016.
Club Additional Information
QPR Soccer Sight
The Soccer Sight blind and partially sighted match day commentary system has now been running for 3 years. During this time the system has been a great success and very much appreciated by those that have benefited from the specialist commentary.
QPR in the Community Trust has a dedicated team of 3 volunteers Rob Brennan, Patrick Kendrick and Stephen McCarthy who have all had specific training in audio commentary. At each match two commentators give full match commentary to fans.
“The major difference between Soccer Sight commentary and regular commentary is that the focus is always on which part of the pitch the ball is in. There is no point in giving out historical facts or my opinion if the fan does not know what is happening on the pitch.
Prior to volunteering as a commentator I had always taken for granted coming along to QPR as a fan or as a reporter, but now I enjoy sharing my passion for the game and the club with fellow supporters as the action happens.” Rob Brennan
QPR have 20 headsets and this season being utilised at first team matches. They have 10 season ticket holders that use the system each match and other regulars who book ad hoc.
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