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Visitors Section - Doug Ellis Stand - Lower Tier

Aston Villa Football Club - Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Villa Park is located to the north of Birmingham City centre, just off Trinity Road and Witton Lane.
      The postcode for the stadium is B6 6HE.
    • On non-matchdays there is parking available in front of the North Stand.
      On matchdays the nearest parking to the stadium includes; Villa Village, North Stand, Holte End, Yew Tree School, Majestic and the visiting supporters car park.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the stadium.
    • The main 2 bus routes servicing Villa Park are the No.7 and No.11.
      In addition, services 65 and 67 also operate within walking distance of Villa Park.
      Please check the timetables ahead of matches for up to date information.
      Aston Villa also operates a Villa Special bus service from Tamworth on weekend matchdays.
  • By Train View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking

Outer Concourse and Walkways

Access Point (Alternative Entrance Gate 27)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Witton Lane.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The access point door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the access point opening is 200cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the access point to the stand concourse.

Turnstile(s) (Visitors Section - Doug Ellis Stand - Lower Tier)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located on Witton Lane.
    • The turnstile(s) used to access the stand is/are 91-96.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • The turnstile(s) surveyed was/were 96.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 50cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 145cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using Gate 27.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
    • There are easy ramps after some of the turnstile entrances.

Stand (Visitors Section - Doug Ellis Stand - Lower Tier)

  • Stand View
    • This stand is for away supporters.
    • This stand does not have a dedicated access point for wheelchair users.
    • The stand can be accessed via an alternative access point.
    • The name of the alternative access point is Gate 27.
    • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within this stand.
    • There is no specific seating area for ambulant supporters so please contact the club for more info.
    • There is step-free access throughout the concourse area(s).
    • The flooring in the concourse area(s) is concrete.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in the concourse area(s).
    • Background music/noise is played in the concourse area(s).
    • The concourse area(s) is/are congested on matchdays during busy periods (before kick off, just before and during half time and at the end of matches).
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the concourse area(s) is good.
    • Lighting levels in the concourse area(s) are good.
    • There are food and drink counters situated along the concourse area(s).
    • Headsets for audio commentary can be used in this stand.
    • Headsets are collected from the ticket office.
    • There is not a deposit charge for the use of headsets.
  • Access to the Stand Seating View
    • There is stepped access from the concourse to stand seating.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • There is not a lift for access to stand seating.
    • There is/are 1-15+ clearly marked step(s) to access the rows of seating from here.
  • Stand Facilities View
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the stand.
    • Accessible toilets are located next to the Q2 and Q3 seating area.
    • There are standard toilets available within the stand.
    • There are not ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
    • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the stand.
    • There are some standard toilets within this concourse that are accessible via 1 medium height step.

Food and Drink (Visitors Section - Doug Ellis Stand - Lower Tier)

  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are located along the Visitors Section - Doug Ellis Stand - Lower Tier concourse(s).
  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access to the food and drink counter(s).
  • The height of the food and drink counter(s) is/are high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section at the food and drink counter(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the food and drink counter(s).
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There is a steward available to provide assistance with ordering food and drink.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Visitors Section - Doug Ellis Stand - Lower Tier)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the Q3 and Q2 seating areas.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a steward.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 234cm x 214cm (7ft 8in x 7ft).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 75cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.