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Accrington Stanley

League 1
Wham Stadium
Capacity: 4,551
Wham Stadium
Livingstone Road
Accrington
BB5 5BX

Disabled supporters contact

Club or stadium contact
 for disabled fans

Jesssica Fish

01254 356 950

DLO - Robert Houseman

General ticket office contact

Jessica Fish
Ticket Office Manager

01254 356 950

Accessibility information

Number of wheelchair user spaces

Actual:
22
Home: 16 Away: 6.

Wheelchair bays are located within the main stand and Whinney stand.

Number of accessible toilets

Actual:
4

Audio commentary

None provided.

Accessible services + information

Assistance dogs

Accrington Stanley do provide facilities for assistance dogs (dog relieving areas).

Hearing loops

There is no hearing loop in the ticket office.

Club shop

No - Staff are trained to assist.

Club hospitality

Accrington Stanley do have spaces in hospitality and VIP areas for wheelchair users.

Braille and large print provision

Club do not currently provide any disabled supporters information i.e. booklet with a map of accessible facilities in accessible formats (large print, easy read).

Food concession stands

There are not currently accessible catering facilities i.e. low level serving counters at kiosks, available.

Total number of parking spaces

Home: 4 away: 2.

Get in touch with 012543 569 500 for booking information.

Accessible parking is located 60 yards from the turnstiles.

How we set targets

We use accepted industry standards to set the club targets. The reference documents include: Accessible Stadia Guide 2003 and Accessible Stadia Supplementary Guidance 2015; Building Regulations Approved Document M, Access to and Use of Buildings; BS 8300, Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people; Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide); Access for All, UEFA and CAFE Good Practice Guide to Creating an Accessible Stadium and Matchday Experience

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This information is provided by Accrington Stanley. Level Playing Field (LPF) cannot be held responsible if the service and provision differs from what is stated here.

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Updated September 2019

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  • Jo&Jeff Newall, who attended 31/08/2019
    4 months ago

    I am a powerchair user and my husband is severely visually impaired. This was our first visit to the Wham Stadium as away fans travelling in an accessible minibus that is part of our home Club’s official away transport.

    Getting into the Stadium
    The Stadium is half-way down a steep residential street. Our minibus was allowed to park on the road next to the entrance. Whilst the stewards were friendly, they were not proactive, we had to ask where to go, to be allowed in and where to go once we were allowed in. Tops have to be removed from drinks bottles but an exception was granted to a fan who required drinks for medical reasons. To find the away wheelchair area you take the right-hand entrance and once through the gates at the turnstiles you follow the tarmac round to enter the stand down the long side of the pitch. Temperature warning: a steward told me it is always cold and it was an overcoat colder than the weather we had left at home, despite it only being August!

    Away Wheelchair Area
    From reading earlier reviews on LPF, I was expecting to have to sit with the home fans. I was therefore very pleased to find an obviously new seated stand for away fans with four wheelchair spaces at pitch level with adjacent carer seats and a good amount of space around. Well done Accrington. The only downside is that there is a two-tier barrier around the pitch, the upper level of which is right across the viewing line of wheelchair users and their carers but not anyone else in the stand as all the other seats are higher. I got round this as my chair has a seat riser but otherwise it would be a pain. Undercover but when it rained the wind, meant we got wet. Take warm waterproofs!

    Accessible Loo
    Just round the corner from the wheelchair viewing area in the back of the stand. New, large, spotless with hot water, handwash and working hand drier. Radar key not required. I think putting the handle up locks the door but unclear, strange low-level lock which I could not work.

    Refreshments
    All reports I heard were positive both in respect of quality and price. Pie and pint for £5. We were tempted and enjoyed a hot dog and sausage roll for £4 in total. Bar and refreshments in the back of the away stand.

    Headset Commentary for VI Fans
    We did not enquire as LPF website said this was not available and we could not find anything on Accrington’s own website to contradict this.

    Would we go again
    Having been once and experienced it, we would happily go again.

  • Sheila Quinn, who attended Accrington Stanley vs York City
    4 years ago

    We ordered our tickets direct from Accrington & booked a car park space.

    Arriving at the ground everything was the same as our last visit, still helpful & friendly staff & stewards.

    Sat among the Accrington wheelchair fans at pitchside & although it was torrential rain we didnt get wet.

    I won’t go into details again as nothing has changed from my last review

  • Stephen Killick, who attended Accrington Stanley v Chesterfield
    5 years ago

    Arrived at Accrington around 90 minutes before kick-off. The car park had no disabled spaces and was not compatible for wheelchairs, the ground was fairly loose gravel, it should be tarmaced. Access to the social club was good, the club are extremley friendly. Inside the ground the wheelchairs are among the home supporters, the view is okay. The ground being very basic and probably the worst in the league does an adequate job in making it as comfortable as possible for wheelchair users.

  • Sheila Quinn, who attended Accrington v York City 26/12/13
    6 years ago

    we arrived at Accrington early as requested when we booked a car parking space. There was a bit of confusion about parking & ended up in what looked like a players/staff car park & when I asked the steward again when we were going to get boxed in, he said we would be better in the other car park, so we moved. The steward told us where to park backed up against a wall, so I got the wheelchair from the back of the car first. Then a man came across and removed a cone & advised us it would be better to park there, so we moved again, this man was very helpful, told us where to buy tickets, where the disabled toilets were and we would be welcome in their club to get warm & watch tv.We later found out he was Robert Houseman so we would like to give him special thanks.

    We had a meat & potato pie each and a cup of real tea with milk & sugar from the easily accessible tea bar, and the accessible toilets were by the entrance.

    The view was good although we were sitting pitchside infront of the Accrington supporters. Another York wheelchair supporter was sold the wrong ticket by York, and Robert again sorted this out for him so he was able to sit with us. The stewards were very helpful and friendly too.