Assessment of Accessible Facilities
Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters
0114 221 2586
Disabled Supporters Association
SODA- Chris White
0114 246 5547
For UK minimum access standards for new and existing stadia and for good practice guidance please click here.
Getting There & Parking
There are 4 club car parks for both home and away supporter’s available. Home supporters are ereserved on a seasonal basis. 10 accessible bays are kept for away supporters, these are reserved in advance by contacting the club. Drop of facilities are available.
National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Sheffield Wednesday 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 Sheffield Wednesday Website
Disabled Tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Saturdays (non-home match) 9.00am to 5.00pm. Saturdays (matchdays) 9.00am to kick-off and 30 minutes after the game.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ticket Office or by telephone on 0871 900 1867.
Spectator Viewing areas
Home supporters have 81 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found on a raised platform. 9 spaces for wheelchair users can be found on a raised platform in the home section for away supporters.
NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 207 wheelchair spaces (176 home and up to 31 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 43% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 117 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, located in the North and West Stands. The club shop is accessible for all fans but does have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections do low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.
Accessible services & information
The club does have a hearing loop. Match commentaries via hospital radio are available via headsets collected from the main reception. Facilities for assistance dogs are available. The concourses do not have rest areas included.
Updated October 2013.
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