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Goals Soccer Centres

Star City, Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Goals Soccer Centre is located in the outside area of the Star City Complex.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 23:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 09:30 - 23:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Aston.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 420cm (11ft 10in x 13ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main 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 uneven surfaces.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • The patron does have to cross a road.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance is at ground level although all facilities are on the first and second floors.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

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

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 120cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lift that goes from the first floor to the second floor, where the pitches are.
    • The lift to the second floor is 24m from this lift and is located to the right of reception.

Reception

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some parts of the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the lifts and accessible facilities.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Level Change (Soccer Pitches)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the pitches.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are uneven surfaces leading to the pitches.
    • Pitch 6 has a deep step leading up to it.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor to the side of reception.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is 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 mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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).
    • 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 cannot 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located on the first floor, to the side of reception.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • Other facilities available are an emergency cord and lockers.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd) from the soccer pitches.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the corridor next to reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via 3+ medium (11 -17cm) steps.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.