Skip to main content

Excelsior Stadium - Football Centre

Craigneuk Avenue, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ML6 8QZ

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times, opening times do vary depending on timetabling and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Drumgelloch.
  • Comments View
    • The stadium is located on Craigneuk Avenue, off the A73 Carlisle Road.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the stadium off Craigneuk Avenue.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 352cm x 490cm (11ft 7in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Gate 2 - accessible entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 250m (273yd 1ft) from the Gate 2 - accessible entrance.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • For match day Blue Badge parking, to ensure reservation, contact Airdrieonians Football Club on 07710 230 775.
    • On match days the away car park at the rear of the stadium is also used for visitors.
    • There are additional Blue Badge bays. The access to the away car park is on the B8058 Petersburn Road.
    • However, all wheelchair users may park in the main car park near Gate 2 - accessible entrance.

Outside Access (Gate 2 - Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand end of the main (West) stand.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • All home and away fans with disabilities use the same entrance (Gate 2) at the left hand end of the West Stand.

Level Change (Gate 2 - Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Hospitality and Conference Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 193cm (6ft 4in).

Level Change (Hospitality and Conference Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The first floor stands concourse and stands tier seating have no level access and are entered by separate entrance and turnstiles.
    • All four stands have a similar arrangement. However for most match days only the West Stand is used.

Sports Ground

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the front row of the West 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 20m (8in).
    • The accessible toilet is located beneath the North Stand at the Gate 2 end.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • Mobility impaired walkers are advised to use the same entrance and use the front row seating accessed via the pitch.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in thr front row of the West 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 60m (65yd 1ft).
    • The accessible toilet is located beneath the North Stand at the Gate 2 end.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • Mobility impaired walkers are advised to use the same entrance and use the front row seating accessed via the pitch.
  • Comments View
    • Alternative seating is available to the left as you enter Gate 2 in the shelter 'Sammy's Shelter'.
    • The view from this area is more limited.
    • The pitch is 3G type artificial surface rather than mud and grass and so access is not a problem.
    • There is no access through the stands which are accessed by separate entrance and staircases to first floor level (no lift access).

Sports Facilities

  • In addition to the main stadium pitch, there are 5, 6 and 7-a-side all-weather artificial grass pitches to the East and South sides of the stadium.
  • These may be hired 7 days a week for one hour minimum sessions.
  • Details may be obtained from the venue.

Outside Access (Hospitality and Conference Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 193cm (6ft 4in).

Hospitality Suites

  • The hospitality suites are located on the second floor.
  • The hospitality suites have level access by lift or stairs via the main entrance at the front of the West Stand.
  • The Diamond Sensory Room is a hospitality suite set aside for those with autism or others with disabilities and their carers.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the ground floor.

Level Change (Hospitality and Conference Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the first floor including the concourse.
  • Comments View
    • The main stairs for the stands and concourse are by a separate external entrance, turnstiles and staircases.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 2.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Hospitality and Conference entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 located within, or in the corridors to, the function suites. There are also accessible toilet facilities with a left hand transfer under the North Stand near Gate 2 for use during match days. Similar facilities may be found beneath the North, East and South stands.
    • There is 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 182cm x 303cm (5ft 12in x 9ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • 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
    • 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 not 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 not a hand dryer.
    • 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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet outside the Rowan Suite.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • Please note there are no accessible toilet facilities on the second floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the Rowan Suite, to the left as you pass reception.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar standard toilet facilities within, or in the corridors to, the function suites.
    • There are further facilities under the North Stand near Gate 2 for use during match days.
    • Similar facilities may be found beneath the North, East and South stands.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested 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.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grass area at the rear of the main car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.