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Blackpool Football Club

Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 6JJ

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Access Guide

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Introduction

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    • 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 visit The National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS) website at:.
    • www.nads.org.uk.
    • 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.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Blackpool.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 430cm x 340cm (14ft 1in x 11ft 2in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Bloomfield Road Stadium)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • Comments View
    • All sets of turnstiles have a wheelchair accessible entrance. Hearing impaired supporters can watch games from the media centre where they will be provided with headset commentary of the match.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Ticket Office is accessed via two sets of double doors with level access.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Sports Ground

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the South and West Stands for supporters.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • There is an audio description service.
    • The audio description equipment is available from the ticket office.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in Block B of the North Stand.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • There is an audio description service.
    • The audio description equipment is available from the ticket office.
  • Comments View
    • Any supporter with an assistance dog is kindly asked to contact the Disability Liaison Officer, Chris Beveridge on 07875236576 (or email [email protected] ) to ensure necessary arrangements are in place.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the concourse.
  • 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 150cm (6ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • Toilets blocks are at various locations around the concourse. All toilet blocks have an accessible toilet available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the concourse.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the concourse.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Toilets blocks are at various locations around the concourse. All toilet blocks have an accessible toilet available.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.