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Sensory Room

Southampton Football Club - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FP

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Introduction

  • The Sensory Room is located on Level 3 of the Itchen Stand Hospitality building.
  • The Sensory Room provides a calming environment for fans of all ages with sensory differences, or who may find the stadium environment challenging.
  • The facility is a great opportunity for new supporters and families who might otherwise have felt unable to attend their first match.
  • Any fans who feel they can benefit from the Sensory Room are encouraged to contact our Supporter Relations team on 02380 711 980 or email; supporterrelations@saintsfc.co.uk.
  • Places in the Sensory Room will be available for all first-team fixtures and are subject to availability. Proof of eligibility, in the form of a letter from a doctor/consultant or similar, may be required.
  • There is space in the Sensory Room for two families.
  • The club can provide a pre-match walk through of the route to the Sensory Room if required, please contact the club for more information.

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 receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards, hospitality staff, food and drink concession staff and car park attendants receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print, Makaton on request, different languages on request, voice recognition CD on request and audio on request.
  • There is not 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

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse

Outside Access (Main Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Itchen Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar single door located next to this one.

Other Floors (Main Reception)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main reception entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are single, manual, heavy doors to access the stairwell on the Levels G, 2 and 3.
      There are double, manual, heavy doors to access the stairwell on Level 1.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • 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 not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs provide access to all areas of the building, however on matchdays they are used to access the following areas; Level 1 - Terry Paine Lounge, Level 2 - The Boardroom and Markus Liebherr Lounge, Level 3 - Executive Boxes 1-26, The John Corbett Bar and the Sensory Room.

Lift (Main Reception)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main reception 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, 1, 2 and 3.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor and on the second 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 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 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
    • This lift provides access to all areas of the building, however on matchdays it is used to access the following areas; Level 1 - Terry Paine Lounge, Level 2 - The Boardroom and Markus Liebherr Lounge, Level 3 - Executive Boxes 1-26, The John Corbett Bar and the Sensory Room.

Sensory Room

  • The Sensory Room is located to the left as you exit the lift on Level 3, at the rear of the corridor.
  • There is step-free access to the Sensory Room.
  • The door into the sensory room opens away from you.
  • The door has an opening width of 75cm.
  • There is step-free access throughout the Sensory Room.
  • The surface of the flooring is carpet.
  • The Sensory Room is divided into two.
  • The first room has bean bags available, sensory lights and activities.
  • The second room is the pitch viewing area.
  • There are chairs available within the pitch viewing area and a large glass window to view the pitch.
  • There are seats outside the Sensory Room that can be used.
  • The door to the outside seating area is sliding.
  • The door has an opening width of 145cm.
  • There 1-3 steps to access the seating.
  • There is room in front of the door for a wheelchair user.
  • For more information on the Sensory Room please click here (new tab)..

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 3 - Next to Box 2)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the Level 3 corridor, next to Box 2.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 195cm (4ft 12in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 not 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 110cm 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 backrest.
    • 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 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 90cm.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 3 - Next to the John Corbett Bar and Club Box)

  • 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 along the Level 3 corridor, next to the John Corbett Bar and Club Box.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 285cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 4in).
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 not 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 110cm 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 backrest.
    • 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 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 85cm.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 3)

  • 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 off either Level 3 corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.