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Torquay United

National League
Plainmoor
Capacity: 6,500
Plainmoor
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3PS

Disabled supporters contact

Club or stadium contact
 for disabled fans

General Contact
Reception

01803 328 666

Accessibility information

Accessible services + information

Total number of parking spaces

There is very limited parking available at the stadium and therefore requests for parking has to be considered on merit. It is with regret that the Club cannot guarantee parking spaces for fans with a disability on either non-match days, or match days.

Fans with a disability who require a parking space should contact the Club at the earliest opportunity where every attempt will be made to try and accommodate that request.

Travel options

Nearest railway station: Torre Station

Distance from ground: 1.3 miles

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 Torquay United. Level Playing Field (LPF) cannot be held responsible if the service and provision differs from what is stated here.

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Updated December 2019

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  • Sheila Quinn, who attended Torquay United v York City
    3 years ago

    Prior to the match I phoned Torquay to reserve a wheelchair space, no problem there.

    As the match was a long way from home we stayed overnight in Torquay intending to get a taxi to match so didn’t ask for a parking space, but not one single taxi company there would take wheelchairs unless they folded up. So we had to drive to the ground. Spent ages driving round looking for a space to park in the nearby streets.

    Finally after reaching the ground, we were told to pay on the turnstile and they would open the gate for the wheelchair to go through. Bags were searched and no liquids were allowed in the ground, not even for medication, A 78 year old man had his flask of coffee confiscated and the jobsworth stewards even tod a mother she couldn’t take a baby’s bottle of milk in for her baby who was only months old, but after a big argument, they let her take it in.

    Never saw a refreshment bar, toilets or club shop and wasn’t told where they were. And no programme sellers in the ground.

    We found where the wheelchair raised platform was, close to the entry to the ground, and although we had the only wheelchair, several others were sitting there.

    We had a good view of the pitch and our own supporters were sitting behind us in the covered stand, although as we were at the front we would have had no protection from the weather.

    A very poor ground for disabled visitors & the stewards need to be more helpful and less aggressive.

  • Nick Saunders (ECFC DLO & ECDSA Chair)., who attended Torquay Utd vs. Exeter City (15/01/13).
    7 years ago

    Wentto watch City at Torquay some years ago and I said to myself that I would never go their again as the facilities for wheelchair users were very poor for away supporters.

    I’m veryglad I went backasI must say thatthe new disabled (wheelchair) facilities for away fans are very good. The view from the new areais very good with unrestricted views of the pitch, new disabled toilet behind the away stand also.

    Only fault could be if it rains, not sure you’ll stay dry as the roof to the new stand is very high.

    Well done Torquay.

  • Peter Hicks, who attended New disabled facilities at Plainmoor
    7 years ago

    Following up on Jacqui Williams disgust below at the lack of facilities for away fans, she;ll be delighted to know there are now 9 spaces designated for away fans in the newly opened “Bristow’s Bench”: See http://www.torquayunited.com/fans/disabled-supporters/for more information.

  • Jacqui Williams, who attended 31/10/2011
    7 years ago

    There are no seating facilities for disabled away supporters – disgraceful.