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Itchen Stand Hospitality - Level 1

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

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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.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main reception 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 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 fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is not 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 vinyl.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are a set of security gates located opposite the main reception.
    • These security gates lead to the building facilities.
    • There are two gates with widths of 54cm and two gates with widths of 100cm.

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.

Outside Access (Guest 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 not 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 the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Reception (Guest Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the guest reception 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 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 high (110cm+).
    • 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 not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • 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 vinyl.
  • Comments View
    • There are a set of security gates located opposite the reception.
    • There are two gates with widths of 54cm and one gate with a width of 100cm.

Other Floors (Guest Reception)

  • 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 12m from the guest 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 not 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 - Mike Channon Suite / Saints Bar, Level 2 - Presidents Lounge and Matthew Le Tissier Suite, Level 3 - Executive Boxes 27-43 and The John Corbett Bar.

Lift (Guest Reception)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the guest 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 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 not 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
    • These stairs provide access to all areas of the building, however on matchdays they are used to access the following areas; Level 1 - Mike Channon Suite / Saints Bar, Level 2 - Presidents Lounge and Matthew Le Tissier Suite, Level 3 - Executive Boxes 27-43 and The John Corbett Bar.

Getting Around (Level 1)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the first floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests 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.

Hospitality (Mike Channon Suite / Saints Bar - Level 1)

  • The suite is located on Level 1, to the left as you exit the guest lift.
  • 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 not a lowered section of the counter.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 74cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No 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.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • 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.

Hospitality (Terry Paine Suite - Level 1)

  • The suite is located on Level 1, to the left as you exit the main reception lift.
  • 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 not a lowered section of the counter.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 70cm and 99cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No 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.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • 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.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Hospitality - Level 1)

  • The name of the designated seating area is Hospitality Level 1 - H4.
  • 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • There is/are 10 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
  • Companions sit behind the patron.
  • There is 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.

Access to Standard Seating - Level 1

  • There is a set of double doors (75cm+) followed by 9 clearly marked steps with handrails on both sides leading up to the pitch viewing area.
  • The steps are at a height of 18cm.
  • Following this there are between 2-15+ clearly marked steps leading up to the seating.

Changing Places (Level 1 - Next to the Mike Channon Suite / Saints Bar)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located on Level 1, next to the Mike Channon Suite / Saints Bar.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a steward.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 275cm x 375cm.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides .
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 55cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 115cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm from the floor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 1 - Next to the Terry Paine Suite)

  • 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 1 corridor, next to the Terry Paine Suite.
    • 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 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 right.
    • 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 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 non-infectious 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 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 right 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 95cm.
    • 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 poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 1 - Next to the Terry Paine Suite)

  • 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 along the Level 1 corridor, next to the Terry Paine Suite.
    • 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 sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.