Level Playing Field is delighted to recognise the accessible facilities and services at Brighton & Hove Albion FC and to present an “LPF Centre of Excellence Award” at their home game v Sheffield Wednesday on Friday 20th January 2017.
The American Express Community Stadium is the second in the English Football League to achieve this award and sits alongside Wembley, Pride Park (Derby County FC) and the Emirates (Arsenal FC) Stadiums as the only football grounds to have reached this standard.
The “LPF Centre of Excellence Award” is presented to sporting venues that demonstrate the highest access and inclusion standards in accommodating disabled spectators and visitors on match (or event) and non-match days. To qualify for the award, the club or venue undergoes a Level Playing Field professional access audit and must demonstrate that it meets all good practice standards, equality and access legislation and building regulations for accessible sports stadia.
Brighton & Hove Albion has been innovative in making many excellent improvements and provisions for its disabled fans. These include several smart and low cost ground breaking solutions that have established good practice examples for existing stadiums that LPF now hopes other clubs will look to adopt.
Level Playing Field (LPF) recognises Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club as an excellent example of a club making continued improvements to its disabled fans facilities. We are particularly impressed by the “can do” culture throughout the club and based on the findings of the access audit and in recognition of the work that has been done and continues to be done, the LPF Board of Trustees are delighted to award the “LPF Centre of Excellence”
The award was made by LPF Vice President, David Davies.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Albion win prestigious LPF award