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Swindon Town

League 2
The Energy Check County Ground
Capacity: 15,547
The Energy Check County Ground
County Road
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 2ED

Disabled supporters contact

Club or stadium contact
 for disabled fans

Marc Isaacs
Disability Liaison Officer

03300 021 879 / 07525017305

Disabled supporters association

Karen Cooper

07783 699 750

Accessibility information

Number of wheelchair user spaces

Actual:
61

Number of accessible toilets

Actual:
8

Accessible services + information

Total number of parking spaces

Book through DLO. Home: 21 Away: 5

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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Updated August 2019

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  • Lin, who attended Wolves
    5 years ago

    I attended the Wolves match as an ambulant disabled fan with limited mobility but not a wheelchair user. Blue badge parking was available for £5. It was quite a walk from the car park around to the away stand. The stewards were very friendly and helpful. We were approached and taken to an accessible entrance without having to ask and were led to front row level access seats. The view of the pitch was reasonable only a small area was obscured by the dug outs from a seated position. The stewards were very supportive and even took our drinks orders at half time. An accessible toilet was close by. A lady who I think was the chair of the DSA came and checked that we had everything we needed before kick-off. A very good experience, thank you Swindon!

  • Rob Lewarne, who attended vs Colchester 22/09/2009
    6 years ago

    The car park is at the opposite end of the ground to the away supporters section.

    Wheelchair spaces are at the front of the stand and if there is not many away supporters be prepared to feel a little cut off, as the rest of the support tend to gather in the upper part of the stand. There is a dedicated disabled toilet adjacent to the stand and a catering kiosk for children and disabled use only (does not have a low counter however). It is not possible (in a wheelchair) to get to the catering facilities beneath the stand so I was unable to have a beer with my friends either before the game or at half time, which again, makes you feel a bit cut off…………..

  • Lyn Robinson, who attended Swindon Town V Sheffield Wednesday 05/12/2010
    6 years ago

    The stewards were helpful, it rained heavily throughout the match and although we were in the covered stand, cover didn’t extend very far, resulting in us getting wet, however a steward came along with plastic ponchos for us to wear and they were a godsend, so thanks to STFC for that.

    Unfortunately our view was blocked by stewards & police congregating around us and a steward who stood up throughout the whole game, with that in mind I think it was wrong of STFC to charge £17. I don’t think we’ll be visiting again.

  • Mike Watkins, who attended 15/04/2012
    6 years ago

    There is now a shelter in front of the stands (pitchside)for Wheelchair supporters, this was supplied by the Swindon Town disabled supporters group. The bar has been installed inside the eastern corner of The Arkell’s Stand in the room formerly used by the Lifestyle Services. Away supporters will be able to use the room each matchday from 12pm with a range of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and other refreshments on sale. Matchday programmes are also be on sale inside the room which will have a capacity of up to 200 people each matchday. I think that if any disabled supporters require refreshments at half time ask a steward as I’m sure they’ll be able to help

  • Colin Hazelton, who attended v Colcester 21/10/12
    6 years ago

    As has been pointed out, there is now a dugout type of shelter almost on the touchline – which whilst keeping out the worst of the weather and even the cold, doesn’t stop the occasional stray ball from being heaved in (it happened 3 times when I was there). Also if you are on your own or just a couple you do feel very cut off from your fellow away fans – on the plus side players doing their warm-up may obstruct the view a bit , but at lest tend to have a chat/inquire if you’re ok, etc.

    The away bar is fully accessible, however there’s no way to get yourself (or even the steward who tried) a half-time cuppa , or whatever. So it’s advisable to bring your own flask and sandwiches if you’re likely to feel a bit peckish Although one steward was kind enough to bring me a cup of tea from somewhere (?) but it was unfortunately as good as cold when it arrived. I can’t comment on the parking as I’m able to travel by coach which was parked exactly opposite the away gate – which has a bit of an incline to enter through the double gate.

    There is also an adequate accessible toilet All in all, they have made an effort at Swindon, but until the stand is redeveloped – hopefully with a wheelchair platform inside of it – then the facilities will be (although better than some of the worse grounds) still be far from being perfect.

  • J and J , who attended v's MK Dons 25/08/12
    6 years ago

    Visited as away supporters in our club’s official away travel wheelchair accessible mini-bus which was allowed to park close to the away fans entrance without any problems. Stadium appears to be on the edge of a residential area that leads onto out of town trading estates but not obviously near to commercial outlets apart from one pub. The ground has car parking on 3 sides of it and the area is all flat. In the 2 years since we last visited Swindon’s FC we were pleased to see they had opened a flat access away fans bar at the away end and had built a “dug out style” weather proof shelter for away wheelchair fans and their carers adjacent to the corner flag and in front of the away stand, I would guess about 8 spaces and some additional ones at the actual front of the away stand that previously were the only wheelchair spaces for away fans. This shelter was reported on positively by all the away wheelchair users who without the shelter would have got very wet on the day of our visit. I emailed the Club to let them know this and in their return email they explained that they had been eager to improve the facilities for away wheelchair users and were pleased to have this acknowledged. Credit to Swindon FC also for providing headset commentary for visually impaired home and away fans. My husband who finds this service invaluable found that the commentary was difficult to hear as on this particular day there was interference from another commentary that was obviously happening nearby in the commentary box. As he suspected the commentator he was listening to was not aware that this was happening we included this in our feedback to the Club and they said they would pass it on to be sorted, so hopefully future visitors should not find this a problem. On our first visit there was a designated children’s and disabled supporters drinks/snack counter close to where we sat, on this visit this was closed but stewards told us they were happy to go on our behalf to purchase anything we required. Accessible loo close-by of typical design and standard. Supervisor No 4 (sorry didn’t catch his name), deserves special mention, as he was lovely, upon our arrival came onto our mini-bus, he told us all we needed to know and made us all feel really welcome. Would happily visit again.