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East Stand - Upper Tier

Chelsea Football Club - Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Getting Here

Traffic Exclusion Zone

  • On matchdays Fulham Road can be closed to traffic up to two and half hours before kick-off until two and half hours after the final whistle (the length of closure depends on the fixture).

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse

  • The outer concourse has either a tarmac or a block paving surface. All stands are accessible via the outer concourse. There are some slight slopes located along the concourse.
  • On matchdays there are independent food stalls and mobile counters selling matchday programmes located around the concourse. On the Shed End Wall there are photographs and information about Chelsea legends.
  • All entrances into the stadium have step-free access but there are some very easy slopes along the outer concourse. There is a slope leading up to the East Stand Lower and Upper Turnstiles.
  • 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.

Outside Access (East Stand Hospitality Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the East Stand, on the outer concourse.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is also used to access the East Stand - Upper Tier.

Other Floors (East Stand Hospitality)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the East Stand lobby, to the right as you pass through the security barriers.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (East Stand Hospitality)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the East Stand lobby, to the right as you pass through the security barriers.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the East Stand Hospitality Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1 and 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 144cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Lift (East Stand - Under the Bridge)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 126cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 2in).
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.

Turnstile(s) (East Stand - Upper Tier)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located along Under the Bridge.
    • The turnstile(s) used to access the stand is/are 1, 3, 5 and 7.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • The turnstile(s) surveyed was/were turnstile 5.
    • 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 129cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using the lift.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is stepped access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Stand

  • Stand View
    • This stand is for home 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 East Stand - Hospitality Entrance.
    • 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 vinyl/laminate.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in the concourse area(s).
    • Background music/noise is not played in the concourse area(s).
    • The concourse area(s) is/are congested on match days 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 or from the Main Reception.
    • There is not a deposit charge for the use of headsets.
    • If you require a headset please contact the club on 0371 811 2012 or email access@chelseafc.com with your name and contact number.
  • Access to the Stand Seating View
    • There is stepped access from the concourse to stand seating.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is/are 1-15+ clearly marked step(s) to access the rows of seating from here.
  • Stand Facilities View
    • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the stand.
    • 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.

Food and Drink (East Stand - Upper Tier)

  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are located along the concourse.
  • 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 a low section at some of the food and drink counters with a height of 76cm or below.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the food and drink counter(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system at some of the food and drink counters.
  • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are fixed.
  • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are not signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • 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.
  • There are large print menus available upon request.