To gain a better understanding of the impact of the pandemic has on on sports fans across Europe, CAFE surveyed over 400 disabled supporters and those with long-term health conditions, as well as their advocates.
Fans were asked about how being unable to attend live matches was affecting their lives and wellbeing, and any concerns that they had about the potential return to stadiums.
The pandemic has had a significant effect, but disabled people have been particularly affected with many labelled as ‘high-risk’ and unable to maintain the same level of social interaction as non-disabled people.
Back in May, Level Playing Field (LPF) conducted it’s own Disabled Fans Survey following the suspension of live sport due to COVID.
Similar to CAFE’s 15%, LPF found that 12% of the 500 supporters questioned would be reluctant to return to live sport again, at least until a vaccine has been made available.