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Abzorb Stand

Huddersfield Town Association Football Club - John Smith's Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • 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 not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • M62 Eastbound from Manchester
      Exit the M62 at Junction 24 onto the A629 and follow the signs towards Huddersfield Town Centre. After approximately two miles follow the signs for the Stadium, turning left on to Castlegate Ring Road, turn left onto Leeds Road (A62) then follow the official car park signs.
      M62 Westbound from Leeds
      Exit the M62 at Junction 25 onto the A644 (Wakefield Road). At the junction with the A62 take the second exit towards Huddersfield (Leeds Road) A62. Continue along this road for approximately three miles, and then follow the official car park signs.
      M1 from the North/South
      Exit the M1 at Junction 42 and continue West on the M62. Exit the M62 at Junction 25 onto the A644 (Wakefield Road). At the junction with the A62 take the second exit towards Huddersfield (Leeds Road) A62. Continue along this road for approximately three miles then follow the official car park signs.
    • There are two car parks at the stadium; The Town Avenue Car Park and St Andrew's Car Park.
  • By Train View

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse

  • The main outer concourse areas are located on the outside of the Fantastic Media Stand, the Revell Ward Stand and the Abzorb Stand.
    There is step-free access throughout the concourse areas.
    The surface of the flooring varies between tarmac and block paving.
    There are 15+ medium height steps between the Revell Ward Stand and the Abzorb Stand. There is a steep ramp which can be used to overcome these steps.
    There are dropped kerbs located around the outer concourse areas between the roads and the pathways.
  • There are food and drink stands located around the outer concourse.
    There are programme stalls located around the outer concourse.
  • Clear directional signage is not provided on the concourse.
  • There is not a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.

Access Point (Abzorb Stand - Accessible Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of the Abzorb Stand.
    • The access point is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the access point.
    • The access point door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the access point opening is 225cm.
    • There is a/are handheld ticket reader(s) at the access point.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is step-free access from the access point to the stand concourse.

Turnstile(s) (Abzorb Stand)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located at the front of the Abzorb Stand.
    • The turnstile(s) used to access the stand is/are 21, 22, 23 and 24.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • The turnstile(s) surveyed was/were Turnstile 21.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 40cm.
    • There is a/are handheld ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • 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.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within this stand.
    • Designated spaces for wheelchair users are located on the concourse level.
    • Clear directional signage is provided for the designated spaces.
    • 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 block paving.
    • 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 varied.
    • 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 Revell Ward Stand reception.
    • 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 (Abzorb Stand)

  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are located along the concourse walls.
  • 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)

  • Seating Area 1 View
    • This information is for the designated seating area located on the concourse level.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • The view from the seating area is good.
    • There is/are 8 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
    • Companions sit in front of 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) (Abzorb Stand)

  • 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.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 225cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 100cm.
    • 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).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.