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1910 Club Bar

AFC Bournemouth - Vitality Stadium, Dean Court, King's Park Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 7AF

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • All club staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, different languages on request and audio on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located outside the East Stand.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • There are 1 or 2 stewards trained in British Sign Language, please contact the club for more information.
    On matchdays there is a member of staff in the ticket office who is trained in British Sign Language.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The stadium is located just outside the centre of Bournemouth.
      When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to get to Vitality Stadium. Please note, some of the signs may refer to the ground as Dean Court. Supporters are advised to travel in plenty of time for the game.
      From the North:
      Follow the M6, exiting onto the M42 towards London, Warwick and Solihull, then exiting at junction 3a onto the M40. Leave the M40 at junction 9, taking the A31 / A34 exit.
      At the Wendlebury Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto the A34 towards Oxford / Newbury. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the M3.
      Follow the M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth.
      On the A338 take the exit towards Boscombe, then take the second exit at the roundabout into King’s Park Drive. The ground is located on the left.
      From the South East:
      Follow the A27, M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. On the A338 take the exit towards Boscombe, then take the second exit at the roundabout into King’s Park Drive. The ground is located on the left.
      From the South West:
      Follow the A35 to the A338. On the A338 take the slip road to the Springbourne Roundabout signposted Kings Park. Take the third exit off the roundabout and at the fire station stay in the left-hand lane and turn left onto Holdenhurst Road. Stay to the left and go straight through at the traffic lights (the Queens Park Pub should be on your right). Take the third exit at the small roundabout and into Kings Park itself.
    • There are two car parks and an away coach drop-off point located at the stadium.
      Free matchday parking is also available at Harewood College, which is a 10-minute walk across the park to the stadium.
      Alternatively, the Sovereign Shopping Centre on Christchurch Road, which is approximately a 15-minute walk from the ground, offers low cost easy parking. Please note this car park is not operated by the club.
      The matchday parking attendants do allow for disabled supporters without parking to be dropped off in the main car park. Thistlebarrow Road is also recognised as a main pick up point, providing it is not within the coned areas.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the stadium.
    • There are bus stops located on Littledown Avenue, Ashley Road and Christchurch Road.
      The 2/2a/2b Yellow Bus service is accessible from the train station and runs up to every 20 minutes. Alight at Ashley Road to get within 5 minutes of the ground. The Yellow Bus service also serves Bournemouth Pier and Bournemouth Square.
      The M1/M2 More Bus service runs from Pokesdown Station and brings supporters closer to the stadium via Boscombe.
    • For more information on the Yellow Bus service please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Pokesdown Station.
    • Pokesdown Station is approximately 1 mile from the ground, around a 15-minute walk away. There is no step-free access or staff assistance at this station.
      To get to the stadium, exit the station and turn right down Christchurch Road (A35) for 400m. Turn right into Gloucester Road and follow the signs for Kings Park to arrive at the stadium.
      Alternatively, Bournemouth Central Station is approximately 1.3 miles from the stadium, around a 30-minute walk away. Bournemouth station offers step-free access and staff assistance. To get to the stadium, leave the station by the south exit (facing Asda) and turn left towards the main road. Turn left again and walk straight up Holdenhurst Road for approximately 25 minutes, until you reach a roundabout at which you turn right into King's Park Drive. The ground is located on the left.
    • For more information on National Rail Enquiries for Pokesdown Station please click here (opens new tab).
    • For more information on National Rail Enquiries for Bournemouth Station please click here (opens new tab).

Car Parking and Drop off

Outer Concourse

Opening Times

  • The bar is open from three hours before kick-off on matchdays.
  • The bar reopens after the match for an hour and a half.

Outside Access (Main Recepton Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Main Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 90cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the reception area.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 138cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Entrance (1910 Club Bar- First Floor Hospitality Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor landing of the Main Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Outside Access (1910 Club Bar - External Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Main Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 162cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Other Floors (1910 Club Bar - External Entrance)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the external entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Eating and Drinking (1910 Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor of the Main Stand.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and wood.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the hospitality area.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the first floor entrance, when entering from hospitality.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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