Accessibility at football stadiums

Accessibility at public venues and football stadia

Accessibility at football stadiums benefits everyone. Sales and footfall will increase and visiting the venue will become a more enjoyable experience.

Jolly at a football stadiumFootball stadiums aren’t the only venues reviewing access requirements. Public spaces such as hotels, restaurants, shops, schools and museums have a legal obligation too. All of which is outlined in the Equality Act 2010, which states that ‘reasonable adjustments’ should be made to ensure safe access and egress for everyone.  Failing to do so could result in an unlawful discrimination claim against the organisation.Disabled persons are within their right to ask for changes to be made if it obstructs their needs. Examples include a ramp installation, in situations where a lift is not available; disabled toilets and clear signage for accessible entrances and exits.

Accessibility plan

The number of organisations that have yet to implement an accessibility plan is concerning. What’s more, staff at these venues often lack training so the impact is compounded further.

Stanley offer a range of mobility solutions designed to enhance the safety and independence for private customers and organisations. We have worked with several football stadiums throughout the UK to improve their stair access. 

Jolly wheelchair stair climberWe  offer certificated training on all our mobility solutions so that your team are familiar with the machines and able to give the best possible service.

Things to consider:

  • Would a change deliver a better experience for your disabled audience?
  • What do you already have in place?
  • How practical are the changes?
  • What training will be required?

Contact Stanley for more information and to arrange a free demonstration at your site.

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