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Crystal Palace Football Club - Selhurst Park, Selhurst Park, London, SE25 6PU

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Introduction

  • The Visitors Section is located in the Arthur Wait Stand, in Blocks R, S and T.
  • This area is located close to the Whitehorse Lane Stand.
  • Entrance 6 on Park Road is used as the accessible entrance for visitors.
  • Park Road is located within the traffic exclusion zone.

Contact Details

Getting Help and Assistance

  • To view the Crystal Palace FC webpage for Disabled Supporters please click here (new tab).
  • There is a/are steward(s) available for help and assistance on match days.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a/are not steward(s) trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located to the rear of Block A (Holmesdale Road Stand).
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.
  • The documents available in Braille and large print on request are fixture lists.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Leave the M25 at Junction 7 and follow the signs for the A23 to Croydon. At Purley bear left onto the A23 at its junction with the A235 (to Croydon). You will pass roundabouts and junctions with the A232 and A236 as you pass Croydon, after which the A23 bears left at Thornton Heath (at the Horseshoe pub roundabout). Here you must go straight over, into Brigstock Road (B266), passing Thornton Heath Station on your left and bearing right on to the High Street. At the next mini roundabout (Whitehorse Road/Grange Road) go left into Whitehorse Lane and Selhurst Park is on your right. The postcode for satnav is SE25 6PU.
    • There is no onsite matchday parking at Selhurst Park. There is also a traffic exclusion zone in some of the surrounding residential streets from up to 2 hours prior to kick-off and half an hour after the final whistle. For disabled supporters, there are a small number of bays available in Sainsbury’s car park which is located next to the stadium. These bays are not monitored by Crystal Palace FC and are available on a first come first served basis.
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
  • By Underground View
    • There is not an underground station within a 5km radius of the stadium.

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse and Walkways

Access Point (Accessible Entrance 6)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Park Road.
    • The access point is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the access point.
    • The access point door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the access point opening is 226cm.
    • There is a/are handheld ticket reader(s) at the access point.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 7m from the access point.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the access point to the stand concourse.

Turnstile(s) (Visitors Section)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located on Park Road.
    • The turnstile(s) used to access the stand is/are turnstile(s) 6.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • The turnstile(s) surveyed was/were turnstile(s) 6.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 45cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 128cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using Accessible Entrance 6.
  • 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 away supporters.
    • This stand has a dedicated access point for wheelchair users.
    • The name of the dedicated access point is Accessible Entrance 6.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within this stand.
    • Designated spaces for wheelchair users are located in the middle tier.
    • Clear directional signage is provided for the designated spaces.
    • There is not designated seating for ambulant disabled people within the stand.
    • There is step-free access throughout the concourse area(s).
    • The flooring in the concourse area(s) is concrete.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in the concourse area(s).
    • Background music/noise is 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.
    • 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 safeguarding stewards.
    • There is not a deposit charge for the use of headsets.
  • Access to the Stand Seating View
    • There is step-free access from the concourse to stand seating.
    • 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.
    • The accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the main concourse.
    • 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 (Visitors Section)

  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are located on 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • 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.
  • Stewards can assist in taking food and drink to the designated seating area(s).

Designated Seating Area(s) (Blocks R, S and T)

  • Seating Area 1 View
    • This information is for the designated seating area located in the middle tier.
    • The name of the designated seating area is Blocks R, S and T.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the designated seating area.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • 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 not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The view from the seating area is restricted.
    • There is/are 29 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
    • Companions sit next to the patron and behind the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
    • There is a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
    • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Visitors Concourse)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the concourse area just beyond the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Accessible Entrance 6.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a steward.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 208cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 10in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a flush 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 available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm 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 both sides.
    • There is 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 a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical cubicle next to this one with a left side transfer space.
    • The light was not working in this cubicle at the time of the survey.