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Castle Park Rugby Stadium - North, East Terraces and South Stand

Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5QB

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Doncaster.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Armthorpe Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the stadium entrance gate 6.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 98m (107yd 6in) from the stadium entrance gate 6.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • On match days there is an overspill carpark along Armthorpe Road. The surface of the overspill car park is loose chippings.

Counter (Ticket Counter)

  • The counter is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The ticket counter is to the right before you enter the main entrance gate 6. The ticket counter is only open on match days.
    • The ticket prices for seating in the West Stand are £24 for adults, £19 for seniors and £11 for children.
    • In the terraced area the prices are £19 for adults, £14 for seniors and free for under 16s.

Outside Access (Stadium Entrance Gate 6)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the De Mulder Lloyd Stand.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 196cm (6ft 5in).

Level Change (Stadium Entrance Gate 6)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Sports Ground (North and East Standing Terraces)

  • The North and East terrace areas are accessed via entrance gate 6. There is a level footpath around the terraced areas giving access to the standing area in the stand. There is a level area to the front of the North terrace suitable for wheelchair users and a companion. To the corner of the North and East terraces are accessible and standard toilet facilities.

North, East Terrace and South Stand Pathways

  • The surface of the pathways around the terraces and seating areas is concrete.
  • The steps leading to the East terraced standing areas are 14cm high.

Sports Ground (South Stand Seating)

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the South Stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 130m (142yd 6in).
    • The accessible toilet is located at the corner of the North and East terraced areas.
    • There is not an audio description service.

Eating and Drinking (Hesley Bar)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The cafe/bar is located to the corner of the North and East terraced areas.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The Hesley Bar is open on match days only.
    • The counter is 92cm high.

Accessible Toilet (North and East Terraces)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 146m (159yd 2ft) from the main entrance gate 6.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the corner of the terraced areas, to the left of Hesleys Bar.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 248cm (4ft 12in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • 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.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (North and East Terraces)

Level Change (Accessible and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the facilities.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.