Assessment of Accessible Facilities
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
0114 221 3117
Disabled Supporters Association
0114 269 8000 / 07905371480
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 21 accessible spaces for both home supporter’s available on an seasonal basis. A further 12 spaces are available for home supporters in the nearby St Mary’s Church, passes are sold on a seasonal basis. The Club will endeavour to provide spaces where possible for visiting supporters who require accessible parking. Drop of facilities are available.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Sheffield United 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 Sheffield United website
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 85 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside. 10 spaces for wheelchair users can be found in at pitchside in the away section for away supporters.
There are 166 pairs of designated seats with extra legroom for supporters with ambulant disabilities and their PA's available in the home end. There are 10 designated seats for ambulant disabled supporters in the away end for away supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 186 wheelchair spaces (158 home and up to 28 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 51% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 91 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, Radar keys are needed to access some toliets. The club shop is accessible for all fans but does not have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections do not low level serving counters and so are not fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The club does have a hearing loop. Match commentaries from the local hospital radio are available from any point in the stadium via headsets collected from reception or from stewards. Facilities for assistance dogs are available on request. The concourses do not have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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