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Barnsley F.C.

Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1ET

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Introduction

  • Please be aware that this access guide was surveyed on a ‘non-match’ day, and that disabled supporters have advised us that on a busy match day/night the access experience can vary.
  • We would encourage you to fully research this with the club concerned before attending a fixture.
  • If you require further information or would like to know more please visitThe National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS)website at:.
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  • NADS is the national registered charity which represents the views, issues and concerns of disabled football supporters to football and governmental authorities and provides independent advice on disability issues as they affect the football, cricket and rugby communities.
  • Their key objectives are to promote an inclusive agenda, raise disability awareness through sport and ensure an equality of experience for all fans.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in February 2021.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Barnsley.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Barnsley.

Parking (Home Fans)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 450cm (10ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd) from the south stand entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 77m (84yd) from the south stand entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can be dropped off near the south stand entrance bypassing the car park slope.

Parking (Away Fans)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is grass.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can be dropped off near the north stand entrance bypassing the car park slope.

Outside Access (Home Fans)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Outside Access (Away Fans)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the north stand.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Level Change (Away Fans)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Wheelchair Suite)

  • This information is for the entrance located between the south and east stands.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).

Level Change (Wheelchair Suite)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Box Office)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Box Office

  • Comments View
    • The box office has a high counter 6 metres from the entrance.
    • The counter does not have a hearing loop.
    • The box office telephone number is 0871 22 66 777.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 12:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Club Shop

  • Comments View
    • The club shop is connected to the box office.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Sports Ground

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the suite, pitchside and mid South stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 5m (16ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of thewheelchair suite.
    • There is an audio description service.
    • The audio description equipment is an earpiece.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the middle of the North stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 11m.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the concourse.
    • There is an audio description service.
    • The audio description equipment is earpiece.
  • Comments View
    • Companions may sit behind wheelchair users.
    • The photographs show the home and away stand wheelchair seating respectively.

Inside Access (Home Fans)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access (Away Fans)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (Home Fans)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd) from the wheelchair suite entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately behind the seating area in the wheelchair suite.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 193cm x 273cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Away Fans)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd) from the wheelchair seating area.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the north stand concourse.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 193cm x 169cm (6ft 4in x 5ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Home Fans)

Standard Toilet(s) (Away Fans)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.