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The Colin Bell Stand Hospitality - The Tunnel Club

Manchester City Football Club - Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus, Manchester, M11 3FF

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Getting to the Etihad Stadium

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse

Outside Access (The Colin Bell Stand Hospitality Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of The Colin Bell 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 220cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (The Colin Bell Stand Hospitality Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) 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 high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The clear knee recess does not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 7 security barriers located next to the reception desk.
    • There a 6 barriers with a width of 90cm.
    • There is one barrier with a width of 51cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 7 security barriers located next to the reception desk.
    • There a 6 barriers with a width of 90cm.
    • There is one barrier with a width of 51cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the ground floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and tiles.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • There are sofas at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

Hospitality (The Tunnel Club)

  • The room is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a bar/service counter.
  • The height of the bar or service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 35cm and 104cm.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • There are double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to the pitch viewing area.
  • There is step-free access to the pitch viewing area from the room.
  • There is no marked designated seating available, however there is a space available that can be used as a wheelchair bay if required.
    This space is accessed via a slight ramp.
    There are between 2-15+ clearly marked steps leading down to the remaining seating.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There are ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
  • There are no ambulant cubicles in the female standard toilets.

Hospitality (Directors Guest Lounge)

  • The lounge is located off the Tunnel Club, to the left hand side of the room.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 38cm and 72cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are not standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.

Prayer Room

  • The Prayer Room is located to the left as you enter The Tunnel Club.
  • The Prayer Room is accessed via a single, heavy door (75cm+)
  • The Prayer Room has carpet flooring.
  • There are a mixture of seats available, with and without armrests.

Designated Seating Area(s) (The Tunnel Club)

  • Seating Area 1 View
    • This information is for the designated seating area located on the concourse level.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • The view from the seating area is good.
    • There is/are 2 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
    • Companions sit next to you.
    • There is not 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) (The Tunnel Club)

  • 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 off The Tunnel Club, to the left hand side of the room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 250cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 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 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 cistern.
    • 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 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 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.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Other Floors (The Colin Bell Stand Hospitality)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G (Level 1), 1 (Level 2) and 2 (Box Level).
    • 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (The Colin Bell Stand Hospitality)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 G (Level 1), 1 (Level 2) and 2 (Box Level).
  • 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 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 140cm (5ft 2in 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 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.

Step(s) (The Tunnel Club to The Tunnel Club Premier)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the rear of The Tunnel Club.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Lift (The Tunnel Club to The Tunnel Club Premier (VIP))

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left hand side of The Tunnel Club, opposite the toilets.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -2, -1, G, 1 and 2.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • There are a set of double, heavy doors to access the lift lobby on The Tunnel Club Premier level.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do 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 fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 158cm x 140cm (5ft 2in 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 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.

Access Point (Accessible Entrance W)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of The Colin Bell Stand.
    • The access point is 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 single width.
    • The width of the access point opening is 110cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the access point.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 110cm.
    • 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.

Lift (Accessible Entrance W)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Accessible Entrance W.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • 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 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 poor.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 270cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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.

Accessible Entrance W Lift to The Tunnel Club Premier

  • From the Accessible Entrance W Entrance take the lift down to level -2.
  • Turn left upon exiting the lift and head through a set of heavy, double doors into the staff area. these doors open towards you (pull).
  • Once through the doors turn right.
  • Continue along the staff area corridor towards a second set of double doors, similar to the first set.
  • Once through the doors turn left and enter into The Tunnel Club Premier.
  • Access into The Tunnel Club Premier area is via a set of heavy, double doors. these doors open towards you (pull).

Reception (The Tunnel Club Premier Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located within The Tunnel Club Premier.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is not 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 no 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 not a 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 portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • 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.

Hospitality (The Tunnel Club Premier)

  • The room is located beneath The Tunnel Club.
  • There is step-free access to this area, via lift.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The Tunnel Club Premier can be accessed via steps and lift from The Tunnel Club. Please note this lift is only operational on matchdays.
    The lift at Accessible Entrance W can also be used to access The Tunnel Club Premier.
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and wood.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a bar/service counter.
  • The height of the bar or service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 70cm and 74cm.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • There are double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to the pitch viewing area.
  • There is stepped access to the pitch viewing area from the room.
  • There is not designated seating for wheelchair users in the pitch viewing area.
  • Designated seating is available in The Tunnel Club.
    There are 15+ clearly marked steps with handrails on both sides to access the seating.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There are ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Tunnel Club Premier)

  • 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 Tunnel Club Premier.
    • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 212cm (4ft 9in 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 145cm 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 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 cistern.
    • 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 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 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.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).