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Car Park C to the American Express Community Stadium

Sport Centre Road, Brighton, BN1 9RB

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Car Park C to the American Express Community Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 550m.
  • This route takes approximately 5-10 minutes.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; a car park access road, pedestrian crossings and congested pathways.
  • Photograph 1 shows the stadium map.

Parking (Car Park C)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located off Sport Centre Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is step-free access throughout the car park.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 470cm x 450cm (15ft 5in x 14ft 9in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • Standard parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The route from the car park is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The stadium is not clearly visible from the car park.
  • Matchday Information View
    • The following information relates to the parking available on a matchday.
    • Standard parking bays can be used for Blue Badge holders.
    • This car park is for home and away supporters.
    • Parking spaces are available on a match-by-match basis.
    • Parking is not free for all supporters on match day.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders on a match day.
    • There is a steward available for assistance on match days.
  • Related Route Plan(s) View

Accessible Shuttle Bus

  • On Matchdays there is an accessible shuttle bus that can be used to get to the stadium from Car Park C.
  • The shuttle bus has space for wheelchair users.
  • There is a lift located at the rear of the shuttle bus for access.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 150cm.
  • The lift is operated by the bus driver.

Car Park C to the A27 Underpass

  • Exit the car park using the path leading to Sport Centre Road.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is a very slight slope along the path.
  • Follow the path for approximately 20m until you reach Sport Centre Road.
  • When you reach Sport Centre Road there is a crossing point located in front of you.
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • After completing the crossing turn right.
  • Follow the path along Sport Centre Road for approximately 10m until you reach the crossing over Garden Centre Road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • After completing the crossing turn right.
  • Follow Garden Centre Road for approximately 60m until you reach the pedestrian crossing point.
  • The pedestrian crossing has tactile paving on both sides.
  • After completing the crossing continue ahead to the path leading to the underpass.

A27 Underpass to Falmer Train Station Bridge

  • There is a marked path leading from Garden Centre Road to the Falmer Train Station Bridge.
  • The path passes beneath the A27.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is a slope along the path which varies between slight and steep in places.
  • There are a set of bollards when then path reaches the underpass.
  • The width between the bollards is 100cm.
  • After the underpass there is a steep slope or 15+ steps leading up to Falmer Train Station.
  • The steps have handrails on both sides.
  • Follow the path for approximately 220m until you reach Falmer Train Station, where the bridge is located on the right.

Falmer Train Station Bridge to the Outer Concourse

  • The bridge is accessed via a slight ramp or 15+ steps.
  • The slight ramp has handrails on both sides.
  • The ramp can be used to overcome the steps.
  • The steps are clearly marked steps and have handrails on both sides.
  • There is step-free access over the bridge.
  • There is then a long slight ramp leading down from the bridge to the path leading to the outer concourse.
  • Follow the path for approximately 20m until you reach the outer concourse.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is step-free access onto the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    There are some slight slopes in places along the concourse.
    The surface of the outer concourse is tarmac.
  • There are a number of food and drink stands located around the outer concourse.
    There is a band stand located on the north-east corner of the outer concourse, this area acts as the Fanzone on matchdays.
    There are programmes stands located at regular intervals around the concourse.
    There are merchandise stalls located outside the North and South Stands.
  • There are 15+ steps at the corner of the West and North Stands. These steps are overcome by using a long ramp with a very slight gradient.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.