Notts County

Notts County

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Stadium Information


Meadow Lane


Meadow Lane

Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters


Tim Bradd

Telephone no.

0115 9557 210

Disabled Supporters Association




Website address



Accessibility Information

For UK minimum access standards for new and existing stadia and for good practice guidance please click here.


Getting There & Parking


Disabled supporters requiring car parking assistance are advised to contact the club on 0115 9529000. Drop off facilities are available.


National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Notts County 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 Notts County website


The latest ticketing information can be found by clicking here or by calling 0115 9557 210. 



Spectator Viewing areas


Home supporters have 34 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside. 10 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away section for away supporters. There is no specific location where supporters with ambulant disabilities should sit.


There are 150 seats available to supporters that require easy access and more space. Specific requirements can be discussed with our ticket office on 0115 9557210 prior to attendance.


NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 145 wheelchair spaces. 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 30% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 101 wheelchair spaces. 


There are 4 sensory rooms for autistic supporters which was introduced at the start of the 2016/17 season. For more information contact Tim Bradd on 0115 9557 210.

Accessible amenities


Both home and away fans can use accessible toilets inside the stadium, of which there are 8, located in the Main Stand, Haydn Green Stand, Jimmy Sirrel Stand and the MLSB. The club shop is accessible for all fans and has a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.

Accessible services & information


The club does not have a hearing loop. Audio described match commentaries are available via headsets, of which there are 3 available. Book with club two weeks in advance for both home and visiting supporters. Notts County have purchased radios which pick up the local service if anyone needs commentary at short notice. Facilities for assistance dogs are not available but the club would make arrangements if a supporter requested for an assistance dog to attend with them. The concourses do not have rest areas included.


Updated with partial information December 2017.


DSA Additional Information



updated 24th May 2018

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Sheila Quinn

Match: Notts County v York City

Published: 30/9/2015


I bought our tickets from York City & I telephoned Notts County for a parking space.  This was in Meadow Lane, over the road from the ground at a £5 charge and they posted the parking permit out to me.


We had a meal at “The Waters Edge”   a Fayre & Square pub a few minutes away from the ground.

Arriving at the ground, program sellers were outside & the shop was wheelchair friendly.


We entered through a large gate at the away end,   no problems,  and the stewards were exceptionally helpful & friendly.

There was a refreshment bar & disabled toilets in the concourse at the rear of the seating.


We sat infront of our own supporters pitchside with an excellent view and there was loads of room for wheelchairs and carers.

The Stewards were helpful & kept making sure we were ok & if we needed anything.


I agree with previous comments that we would have got very wet if it rained as the roof of the stand wasn’t above us. But it was a warm sunny day & we were pleased we had our sunglasses as the sun was directly infront of us.

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Match: 26/12/14

Published: 13/1/2015


Our 4th visit in successive seasons as away fans to Meadow Lane.    As I have already written two reviews (January 2014 and 2012) I will keep this review just to details I have not already covered.  


On this visit we sat for over an hour in pouring rain.   Even with waterproofs this was a pretty unpleasant experience.   As all the able-bodied fans were in the dry and I paid the same price for my ticket, I felt this was pretty unfair.   Other Clubs we visit where the only area for wheelchair users is in the rain whilst able-bodied fans are in the dry, reduce the cost of our tickets to reflect this.   I therefore emailed the Box Office Manager at Notts County after the game to ask their views on this discrepancy.   Whilst I thought his first response was too general, in response to my second email he did accept that a raised platform undercover would be ideal for wheelchair fans but this would be an expensive improvement.   He did  undertake to bring my email to the attention of the Club’s Chief Executive and Board of Directors so they could review their ticket pricing but said that it was in line with the guidelines of recognised authorities.   In the light of my experience, I would say any wheelchair user going to Meadow Lane needs to take good waterproofs, as if it rains, you will get very wet.  


In view of my experience I would also say don’t buy a hot chocolate drink at Meadow Lane, mine was the worst I have ever had!    It was like coloured water with brown concrete at the bottom that refused to be stirred.  


Be careful in the right hand accessible loo.   It is all too easy to hold onto the hand basin when getting on and off the loo, the hand basin is hanging off  the wall,  it really wouldn’t take much for it to come crashing down.  


We checked the Notts County web page prior to going and noticed there was no mention of headset commentaries for visually impaired fans so we presume this service is no longer available at Meadow Lane.   They did tell us on our last visit that there was no longer any call for it.  


We didn’t see Helen, the lovely steward on this visit, the stewards we did meet were very friendly but none came to check on us after the rain started towards the end of the lst half.   I did notice that a teenager who goes to our home games but not to away ones was attending, I presume a Christmas treat, he left long before the end of the second half.   I guess because he was so wet.   I would think he will not now be keen to go to another away game, which I consider to be a real shame.   



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Sheffield United Disabled Supporters Club (SUDS)

Match: v SUFC. 11th January 2014

Published: 13/1/2014


This is our 4th visit to Meadow Lane, and nothing has changed.  Level access to the ground, coaches parked across the road from the ground at the away end. It is one of the most friendly clubs to visit.  Helen the Steward makes everyone welcome and provides blankets to keep us all warm as it is a very cold area and not under cover.  The toilets are clean but no hot water, no emergency pull cord either, and no recepticle for the paper towels. The wheelchairs are at the front of the away stand at pitch level. It is a ground we love to go to.

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Lin Corbett

Match: Wolves

Published: 17/11/2013


Had a great experience at this match and attended with two supporters who have learning disability and one with limited mobility, but not a wheelchair user and two helpers. We had pre-booked a blue badge space but had not received any directions to help us find the car park. After several circuits of the ground and the one way system we eventually found our car park with assistance from some friendly police officers. It was a little walk to the away stand with one busy road to cross.


We were allowed to all enter through an accessible gate once our needs were explained, initially only the supporter with physical needs was given permission but this was quickly resolved. We then went into the crowded small concourse and realised that our seats were only accessible via stairs so spoke to a steward who directed us to another steward at the end of the concourse. From there we were taken around the side of the stand to the accessible area at the front of the stand and advised we could sit on any seat in the area. We had a very good unobstructed view of the pitch alongside wheelchair users and found the stewards to be very friendly and helpful. 

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J & J

Match: 01/01/2013

Published: 14/1/2013


Little to add to our previous review on our last visit to Notts County.    Major change was that Helen, the steward who had made us so welcome on previous visits was no longer stewarding our area but the stewards who dealt with us were all friendly and helpful.  Having read the other review on LPF about a visit by away fans I can honestly say that we have never experienced any of those difficulties in the 3 visits we have made to Notts County but then we have not been visiting with Premier League numbers.   I used the far accessible toilet and there was a working lock on that door.   Something I experienced new this time was the access through to the refreshments behind the accessible loos, again when there were just a few hundred visiting fans getting served in this area did not seem a problem.    We telephoned the club a few days before to ask for the Soccer Sight headset for my visually impaired husband, which we had had before.   As it was a constant answering machine, we left a message, asking for confirmation.   No one got back to us.   We noticed on the Notts County web site it stated requests should be made 2-weeks before.    We have never seen this here or at any other ground.   This was confirmed by the steward we spoke to but my husband was still lent a personal radio to pick up the local radio commentary.   Not as specific but better than nothing.   Meadow Lane does seem to be a generally difficult ground to find from the motorway, two out of 3 of our drivers have taken wrong turns.   The impression I have is that it is in an area of light industries with no other facilities nearby (there is a burger van serving near to the away end).    As it is close to the River Trent I am sure the wind blows directly off the water as it always seems very cold – wrap up warm!

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Lynn Ratcliffe and Dougie( the dog)

Match: Manchester City FA cup 01/02/2011

Published: 25/10/2012


I went to the game with my Support Dog Dougal and my Daughter, we travelled by coach which parked at Nottingham Forests ground which was on the other side of the river trent, we had a long walk from there which required walking up some steep steps and over a Bridge to the Notts County ground, going back to the coach we had a longer walk but no steps as they were blocked off by the police, obviously this could cause problems for people with walking difficulties or those pushing a person in a wheelchair
We arrived at the ground and went to the turnstyle number on our ticket, we couldn't gain access there as Dougie( my Support Dog) can't go through turnstyles so a steward took us round to a gate, but we had to go through a home section of the ground and through a gate to get to the away section
We were shown to our seats which were on the front row, there were other Ambulent Disabled supporters in that section and wheelchair users and their carers also other supporters
My Daughter went to the refreshment area and had great difficulty getting served the sheer numbers of people on the concorse meant it would have been impossible for ambulent disabled and wheelchair users to access safely.
The toilets were accessable through a gate into the home section, they were clean and dry but they didn't have a lock, this proved embarrassing when my carer and myself both walked in on supporters using the facilities, also there were only two for what appeared to be two stands
The other noticable thing was that for such a high profile game against premier league opposition there seemed to be a serious lack of Stewards, in the first half this didn't appear to be a problem, however more and more supporters started to come down to the front of the stand gathering beyond the front row of seats, causing a congestion paricularly in the area where Disabled Supporters were, this obviously then affected peoples view of the game, had there been a sufficient number of stewards this could have been averted, because it wasn't my carer and myself felt that it wasn't safe to stay where we were, mainly because of Dougal, so we moved to near the corner flag, as I expected when City scored there was a problem where we had been originally standing and it then took the police and available stewards time to sort it out
I feel it might have been a good Idea for Notts County to ask Manchester City to provide extra stewards for the game, I think this happened at Blackpool earlier in the season
Despite all of the above which I hope is helpful we had a really good day, the Stewards were friendly and welcoming and there was good banter with the Notts County fans

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J and J

Match: 21/01/2012

Published: 25/10/2012


This was my 2nd visit to Notts County as an away fan. Excellent experience on both occasions. Club allows us to park the wheelchair accessible mini-bus that we travel in right outside the entrance we use, so getting in and out is easy. Away wheelchair fans sit at the front of the away stand at pitch level. Unlimited room and easy access to the 2 disabled loos. Our visit to Notts County would not be complete without Helen, who is the liaison steward for disabled fans, she is a real character, has always made a real point of welcoming us and making us feel really welcome. At our most recent visit she was telling us about the improvements she is hoping the club will make for disabled fans. Whilst we consider the facilities are already excellent, the way she was talking showed she had a real understanding of our experiences. Helen is a real treasure. Notts County provide Soccer Sight headset commentaries for fans with sight impairments, which significantly increase the match experience for my husband. When we arrived last month, Helen immediately apologised that there was a problem with the Service which they had been unable to resolve in time for the match. As a result she insisted that our ticket price would be refunded. We did not ask for this. First class.

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