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Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club

Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8AF

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newcastle Central.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is 13m from the venue's entrance.
    • The convenient dropoff point is located in the car park
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Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 12 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 300cm (13ft 1in x 9ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has a tarmac surface outside the East Stand, and a loose chippings surface in the area further away.

Outside Access (the West Stand - Corporate and Restaurant Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (the West Stand - Corporate and Restaurant Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance also has a revolving door next to the accessible entrance.

Outside Access (the East Stand - Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (the East Stand - Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 220cm (7ft 3in).

Outside Access (the Stadium)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (the Stadium)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the stadium from the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • Wheelchair users and people with disabilities, plus a carer, can enter the stadium via one of the 6 exit gates located around the stadium.
    • There are also turnstiles, 52 cm wide, around the stadium.

Outside Access (the East Stand - Club Shop Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (the East Stand - Club Shop Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up from the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (West Stand)

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the concourse underneath the West Stand.

Restaurant Bar Internal (The Hiding Place)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main means and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The bar is located on the first floor of the East Stand. It is open to the public, from 12.00 - 00.00 everyday.
    • There is also a room on the ground floor which is opened in the evening, or can be hired out for functions.
    • There is a raised seating area in the bar, accessed via a deep step.

Sports Ground (South Stand)

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Comments View
    • There is wheelchair seating at the front of the stand.
    • Companions stand next to you.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 30 metres away, located under the stand.
    • There is a designated section at the edge of the pitch for Under 16 to stand.
    • However, these areas are closed if the wheelchair spaces behind are in use.
    • There is identical wheelchair seating, and Under 16 standing, in the North Stand, except it is uncovered and has no toilets.
    • Spectators using this stand use the toilets in the West Stand.

Sports Ground (West Stand Corporate Area - Level 1)

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Comments View
    • There are wheelchair seating areas in the centre of the stand on this level.
    • A companion can sit beside you.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 8 metres from these positions, in the corridor behind the seating area.

Sports Ground (East Stand)

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Comments View
    • There is wheelchair seating next to the pitch in front of the East Stand.
    • Companions can stand next to you.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 20 metes from this position, in the South Stand.
    • The seating here is accessed via a moderate slope, and there is also a moderate slope to access the toilets from here.

Sports Ground (West Stand)

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Comments View
    • There is wheelchair seating at the front of the stand.
    • Companions sit next to you.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 30 metres away, located under the stand.

Sports Ground (West Stand Corporate Area - Level 2)

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Comments View
    • There are wheelchair seating areas at the far ends of the stand on this level.
    • A companion can sit beside you.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is 40 metres from these positions, and is located in the corridor behind the Corporate Boxes.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase detailed here is in the East Stand.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase detailed here is in the West Stand.

Lift (East Stand)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 108cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (West Stand)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 2.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet (West Stand Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located underneath the stand, at each end.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 245cm (5ft 11in x 8ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The details here are for the accessible toilet next to the South Stand.
    • There is an identical toilet at the other end of the stand, except with the transfer space on the right.

Accessible Toilet (West Stand - Level 1)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading to the wheelchair spaces.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 223cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The details here are for the accessible toilet in the corridor leading from Due Dieci restaurant.
    • There is an identical toilet on this level next to the Gold Suite North function room, except the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is also an adapted toilet on to ground floor, next to the reception desk. This has the transfer space on the left.

Accessible Toilet (South Stand)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located underneath the stand.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 240cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Accessible Toilet (East Stand)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the foyer on the ground floor.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 152cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 12in).
    • 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).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are also standard toilets, with level access, on the first floor next to the bar.

Accessible Toilet (West Stand Corporate Area - Level 2)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 22m (24yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the Level 2 corridor.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 225cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The toilets here are for corporate box and function room users.

Standard Toilet(s) (West Stand Corporate Area - Level 2)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at either end of the Level 2 corridor.
    • The female toilets are 29m (31yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at either end of the Level 2 corridor.
    • The male toilets are 31m (33yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets here are for corporate box and function room users.

Standard Toilet(s) (West Stand - Level 1)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor leading to the wheelchair spaces.
    • The female toilets are 38m (41yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor leading to the wheelchair spaces.
    • The male toilets are 38m (41yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the accessible toilet in the corridor leading from Due Dieci restaurant.
    • There is an identical toilet on this level next to the Gold Suite North function room, except the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is also an accessible toilet on to ground floor, next to the reception desk. This has the transfer space on the left.

Standard Toilet(s) (East Stand)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the foyer on the ground floor.
    • The female toilets are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the foyer on the ground floor.
    • The male toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard toilets, with level access, on the first floor next to the bar.

Standard Toilet(s) (South Stand)

Standard Toilet(s) (West Stand Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located underneath the stand, at each end.
    • The female toilets are 38m (41yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located underneath the stand, at each end.
    • The male toilets are 38m (41yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the accessible toilet next to the South Stand.
    • There is an identical toilet at the other end of the stand, except with the transfer space on the right.

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Learning Centre located on the first floor of the East Stand, next to the lift.
    • It has lowered desks and a large monitor available.
    • A large keyboard and roller ball mouse can be made available on request.

Additional Info

  • There is also a function room located on the first floor.
  • On match days, the 2 rooms on the second floor become table service restaurants for corporate guests.
  • The function room on the first floor becomes a carvery on some match days.
  • The bars in all function rooms here have lowered sections making them accessible to wheelchair users.