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Matthew Harding Stand - Lower 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 (Matthew Harding Stand Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Matthew Harding Stand, off the outer concourse.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The height of the intercom is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 110cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Turnstile(s) (Matthew Harding Stand - Lower Tier)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located at the front of the Matthew Harding Stand, off the outer concourse.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 55cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 107cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using the accessible entrance.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.

Stand

  • Stand View
    • This stand is for home supporters.
    • This stand has a dedicated access point for wheelchair users.
    • The name of the dedicated access point is Matthew Harding Stand Accessible 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 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.
    • There is/are 1-15+ clearly marked step(s) to access the rows of seating from here.
  • Stand Facilities View
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the stand.
    • Accessible toilets are located within the male and female standard toilets.
    • There are standard toilets available within the stand.
    • There are ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
    • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the stand.

Food and Drink (Matthew Harding Stand - Lower Tier)

  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are located along the main 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 not a low section at the food and drink counter(s) with a height of 76cm or below.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the food and drink counter(s).
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Male Standard Toilet - Block 16)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the male standard toilet next to Block 16.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This accessible toilet cubicle is located within the male standard toilets.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 144cm and 154cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Female Standard Toilet - Block 16)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the female standard toilet next to Block 16.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This accessible toilet cubicle is located within the female standard toilets.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 275cm (4ft 9in x 9ft).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • 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).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 142cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
    • 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).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.