Bradford City Football Club has been working closely with newly formed Bantams Disabled Organisation (Bantams DO) to ensure the Coral Windows Stadium at Valley Parade is as accessible as possible.
Bantams DO were established in April 2015 as part of Level Playing Field’s Working Together project, and they have wasted no time in working in partnership with the club to deliver improvements to the stadium to provide an accessible and inclusive matchday experience for disabled fans.
These improvements include alarms being installed in the stadium’s disabled toilets, and a dedicated disabled area of the ground with good access for wheelchair users, as well as good sightlines of the action on the pitch. In addition to this there will be a specially trained steward in the area to provide expert assistance to disabled supporters.
Acknowledging that there is still room for improvement, there are further plans to improve sightlines in other parts of the ground, as well as the clubs ticketing system for disabled supporters, which is currently being looked at. Bantams DO are also researching local accessible venues and services in the area with the plan of developing a guide for disabled fans travelling to and from the ground on matchdays.
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