Saints provide numerous services to help make matchdays accessible to all fans, including commentary, a sensory room and the dial-a-ride service.
Firstly, the audio description service at St Mary’s for blind or partially sighted supporters is now in its second season.
All commentators are trained to the highest standard to deliver not only the match’s key moments but the colour of every aspect of the 90 minutes.
The easy-to-use receivers are available for both home and away fans, so listeners can get the full picture of the action from wherever they sit at St Mary’s.
The service – provided by Alan March Sport and replicated at Wembley Stadium – is free of charge. If you’d like to utilise this service or find out more you can contact the club via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another initiative that has been popular has been the sensory room. It’s proved to be a rewarding scheme with the space already sold out for the remaining games of the 2019/20 season.
The facility was set-up to provide the opportunity to work with individuals and families that may never have been able to experience the drama of a football match at St Mary’s before.
There is also the dial-a-ride service that Saints funds through 1 Community, with membership costing nothing to those attending first-team home matches.
The service means the supporter and their companion are collected from their home and taken to St Mary’s in accessible vehicles.