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Ipswich Athletics Stadium

Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3DJ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • To use the stadium facilities you must book in at the sports centre reception.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Ipswich.

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 18:00 - 22:00..
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 22:00..
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 22:00..
  • Thursday 18:00 - 22:00..
  • Friday 18:00 - 22:00..
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00..

Opening Times (School Holidays)

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00..
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00..
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00..
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00..
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00..
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00..

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 455cm (9ft 10in x 14ft 11in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 32m (35yd) from the main entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located directly outside the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 131cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located at the front of the 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 10m 32ft 10in.
    • The accessible toilet is located underneath the stand.
    • There is not an audio description service.
  • Comments View
    • There are 15+ well marked deep steps with handrails both sides up to the stand.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 approximately 95m (103yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located underneath the stand.
    • There is not 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 290cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible shower within this facility.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

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

Standard Shower (Male)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 103m (113yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 107m (117yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the track.
  • The standard changing rooms are located underneath the stand.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Level Change (Male Changing)

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

Standard Shower (Female)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Femle)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 89m (97yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 93m (102yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the track.
  • The standard changing rooms are located underneath the stand.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Level Change (Female Changing)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Male Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the toilets.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.