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Stadium Tour

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

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Stadium Tour Information

  • Stadium tours are available on most days and are by appointment only.
  • Tours can be booked by phone or at the Revell Ward Stand main reception.
  • The main stadium tour encompasses a number of steps along the way and will not be suitable for wheelchair users.
  • There is an accessible tour route available and this access guide provides information about this route.
  • If you require the accessible tour please mention this when making a booking.
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 35-45 minutes.

Contact Details

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

Parking (Town Avenue Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located off Bradley Mills Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is step-free access throughout the car park.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 370cm x 500cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • Standard parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The route from the car park is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The stadium is clearly visible from the car park.
  • Matchday Information View
    • The following information relates to the parking available on a matchday.
    • Standard parking bays can be used for Blue Badge holders.
    • This car park is for home supporters.
    • There are 38 parking bays in total which are allocated to Blue Badge holders, of which 17 are accessible and 21 red squares which are clearly marked.
      The majority of parking spaces are reserved on a matchday basis.
      Parking is free for supporters with a disability on matchday.
    • There is a steward available for assistance on match days.
  • Related Route Plan(s) View

Outside Access (Revell Ward Stand - Hospitality Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Revell Ward Stand.
    • 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 197cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Reception (Revell Ward Stand - Hospitality Main Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the main entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet and tiles.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Revell Ward Stand Main Reception to the Level 4 Executive Seating Area

  • The tour meeting point is in the Revell Ward Stand main reception area.
  • The reception area has step-free access throughout.
  • The tour starts by using the main lift to access Level 4.
  • When exiting the lift, you proceed through the set of manual double doors (100cm wide) immediately ahead of you.
  • There are then 8 medium height steps with handrails on both sides leading up to the hospitality seating area.
  • At this point of the tour there will be a short talk about the stadium.
  • This is also an opportunity to take photos of the stadium.
  • Visitors unable to access the steps will hear the short talk at pitchside.
  • The tour then proceeds down to Level 3 via the lift.

Other Floors (Revell Ward Stand - Hospitality)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left of reception, next to the seating area.
    • The stairs are approximately 17m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are 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.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor is referred to as Level 1.

Lift (Revell Ward Stand - Hospitality)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of reception, next to the seating area.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main 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 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not 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 poor.
  • 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 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within 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.
  • There is not 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.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor is referred to as Level 1.
    • Directions to the lift will be given by members of staff.

The Revell Ward Suite and Executive Boxes - Level 3

  • After exiting the lift on Level 3 the tour will proceed to The Revell Ward Suite.
  • There is step-free access throughout Level 3.
  • The surface of the corridor is carpet.
  • There are a set of double doors leading into The Revell Ward Suite.
  • The doors have an opening width of 140cm.
  • On entering the suite there is a short talk about the room and what it is used for.
  • The tour then moves on to view an executive box.
  • The executive box is accessed via a single width door.
  • The opening width is over 75cm.
  • At this point of the tour there is a brief talk about the boxes.
  • A view of the pitch and a photo opportunity are available at this point.
  • The tour then proceeds down to Level 2 via the main lift.

The John Smith's Suite, The Boardroom and the Director's Seating Area - Level 2

  • After exiting the lift on Level 2 the tour proceeds to the John Smith’s Suite.
  • There is step-free access throughout Level 2.
  • The surface of the corridor is carpet.
  • There are a set of double doors leading into the John Smith’s Suite.
  • The surface within the suite consists of carpet and vinyl.
  • At this point of the tour there is a short talk about the suite.
  • The John Smith’s Suite becomes The White Rose Club on matchdays.
  • The tour then proceeds to The Boardroom.
  • There are a set of double doors leading into The Boardroom.
  • The doors have an opening width of 130cm.
  • There are trophy cabinets and memorabilia within the room.
  • At this point of there tour there is another short talk.
  • The Boardroom is shared between Huddersfield Town Football Club and the Huddersfield Giants.
  • From The Boardroom the tour proceeds to the Directors seating area.
  • The route is via a set of double doors with an opening width of 140cm.
  • Access to the Directors seating area is via 15 clearly marked steps.
  • These steps have handrails on both sides.
  • There is a short talk and a photo opportunity at this section of the tour.
  • The tour then proceeds down to pitchside.
  • Visitors unable to access the steps will take the accessible route (via lift) down to Level 1.

Accessible Route from Level 2 to Pitchside and Dugouts, via The Players Tunnel

  • When exiting the lift on Level 1 turn left and proceed through the single door.
  • This door has an opening width of 72cm.
  • The surface of the lift lobby is tiled.
  • There is step-free access throughout.
  • Along the corridor are two further single doors.
  • The doors have an opening width of 73cm.
  • Please note - If these doors are not suitable there is a more accessible route to pitchside. Please ask for a member of staff for more information.
  • The surface of the corridors leading to the players tunnel is carpet.
  • There are a set of double doors leading to the players tunnel.
  • These doors have an opening width of 120cm.
  • Proceed through the players tunnel until the next set of double doors.
  • These doors have an opening width of 200cm and access pitchside.

Pitchside/Dugouts

  • The surface to pitchside and the dugouts is artificial turf.
  • At this point of the tour there is a short talk about the dugouts and matchday events.
  • This is also an opportunity to sit in the dugouts and take photos of the stadium.
  • The dugouts are sheltered.
  • The seats do not have armrests.

Pitchside/Dugouts to the Changing Rooms

  • From pitchside the tour proceeds through the players tunnel.
  • At the top of the players tunnel turn left onto the changing rooms corridor.
  • There is step-free access throughout the changing rooms corridor.
  • The surface of the changing rooms corridor is blistered vinyl.
  • The tour proceeds along the corridor where the home changing room is located on the left.

Home Changing Room

  • The home changing room entrance is single width and opens away from you (push).
  • This door has an opening width of 74cm.
  • There is step-free access throughout the home changing room.
  • The surface of the home changing room is vinyl.
  • There is bench seating located around the edge of the changing room.
  • There is a brief talk about the changing room and an opportunity to take photos.
  • The tour will then return to the changing room corridor.

Changing Rooms to the Media Room

  • The tour continues along the changing rooms corridor towards the Media Room.
  • There is step-free access throughout the corridor.
  • The surface of the corridor is blistered vinyl.
  • There are two sets of double doors on this corridor.
  • These doors have an opening width of 110cm.
  • After the second set of double doors, the surface of corridor changes to carpet.
  • The Media Room is located off this corridor.

Media Room

  • There is a single door to access the Media Room.
  • The door opens towards you and has an opening width of 85cm.
  • Within the room there is a short talk about the media and the room itself.
  • There is a photo opportunity within the room.
  • The platform is accessed via a deep (20cm) step.
  • The tour will then return to the corridor and proceed through a set of double doors.
  • These doors have an opening width of 110cm.
  • There is an accessible toilet and standard toilet on this corridor.
  • The tour will then proceed back to the main reception.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Media Room Corridor)

  • 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 on the Media Room corridor.
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 210cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 and general domestic waste 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 110cm.
    • 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

End of the Stadium Tour