As a disabled fan could someone tell me how facilities are around the world?

jackie4

Starting XI
What are the facilities like for the disabled at your team's stadium?

There are a few stadia on UEFA's 5 star list that have dreadfully inadequate facilities and access for wheelchair users. One that I saw last year which disappointed me was El Madrigal, the home of Villarreal. There is no dedicated disabled section in the stadium There was one toilet with a plank of wood for a door, no light inside and no sanitary bins.

All that and it still isn't the worst but I'm more interested in the stadiums you know of.

FWIW my own team's home, Celtic Park is absolutely superb. Disabled toilets are plentiful. There are even dedicated disabled snack bars within the stadium and 118 wheelchair spaces with a gr8 view from all of them. Also plenty of room to get in and out without having to ask other wheelchair users to move out of the way.
 
Rochester's stadium is good for wheelchair's, they have designated seats between the upper and lower decks with a nice view, i'm pretty sure they have disabaled toilets too
 

ColumbusGunners

Club Supporter
I don't know if you are interested in MLS stadiums but Crew Stadium is great for disabled supporters. Bathrooms, great seating, ramps for wheelchairs, etc...
 

jackie4

Starting XI
ColumbusGunners said:
I don't know if you are interested in MLS stadiums but Crew Stadium is great for disabled supporters. Bathrooms, great seating, ramps for wheelchairs, etc...

Yeah I'd like to hear what ALL stadia are like.
 

mat4404

Club Supporter
At prenton park (leauge 1 English) there are some very good facilities. The front of the 1/3 of the main stand is for wheel chairs only. They have "parking spaces so that they can know how many wheel chairs can get in. These spaces are quite spacious. The toilets are good. Railings sanitry bins proper tiles etc. They are good there especially for a smallish club
 

Parkin09

Youth Team
At The Country Ground (Swindon) we seem to have pretty good disabled facilities there are toilets and decent views (at the front), and there is a snack bar specifically for disabled customers
 

Bobby

The Legend
From my local NFL team's site (the own the main stadium in town):

"Provisions for Guests with Disabilities
Bank of America Stadium is in full compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and strives to further accommodate the individual needs of guests with disabilities. Seating for guests with disabilities is provided. Additionally, a parking shuttle and drop-off zone are available to fans with disabilities. Fans requiring special assistance should refer to guest services or guests with disabilities."
 

Minus

Reserve Team
i wish i could tell u but i havent been to a soccer game for a minute seein as how i stay in L.A. and there aint no pro soccer around here...
 

jackie4

Starting XI
Minus said:
i wish i could tell u but i havent been to a soccer game for a minute seein as how i stay in L.A. and there aint no pro soccer around here...

That doesn't matter. What about the baseball or US football stadia?

Facilities good in those?
 

Minus

Reserve Team
i hate baseball and we aint got no pro football here neither, and basketball be too expensive, $50 for a laker ticcet is too much...
 

Shiryu

Senior Squad
Any stadium in the U.S. will have good facilities for the disabled... :jambo:

The Home Depot Center (Los Angeles) is Fantastic, one of the best stadiums i've ever been too. (Y)
 

garlei

Senior Squad
great facilities in old trafford.
I remember there are sections dedicated for disabled people. There is a section right at the corner flags at a lower levels. They also have headphones next to each "seat".
The tour guide told me the idea was to let the blind to feel the atmosphere and immerse themselves into the game. They listen to the commentary through the headphones and they are in the crowd at the same time.

United provide these tickets for free too to charities. I remember there was a board in the stadium dedicated to showing what different campaigns they have done and how many people were able to participate in these matches. I'm sure you'll find more info at manutd.com
 


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