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Ninian Stand - Hospitality

Cardiff City Football Club - Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ

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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.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the club in advance, so that they can make the necessary arangements.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • If you're travelling to the Stadium by car, access from the M4 is simple. Leave the M4 at junction 33 and take the A4232 towards Cardiff/Barry. Exit the A4232 onto the B4267 turn-off, signposted towards Cardiff City Stadium.
      Follow the slip-road off the B4267 and take the first left at the roundabout - the Stadium will be on your right hand side. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights and follow the appropriate signage for your dedicated parking space.
    • Parking at Cardiff City Stadium is limited. Parking spaces are predominantly designated to Season Ticket Holders, with the remaining spaces allocated on a first come first served basis. There are alternative parking areas within a short walking distance of the ground.
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View

Car Parking and Drop-off

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access around the outer concourse.
    The surface of the flooring is tarmac and block paving.
    The concourse may be congested on matchdays.
    There is a slight ramp which overcomes six steps on either side of the outer concourse, in front of the Grandstand.
  • There are food and drink stands available on matchdays.
    There are program stalls available on matchdays.
    The merchandise shop has a steep slope leading up to it.
  • There is step-free access to the stand entrances.
  • There is a traffic exclusion zone on Sloper Road after the final whistle.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.

Outside Access (Ninian Stand Hospitality)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Ninian Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • There is a set of heavy double doors located to the right of the entrance. The opening width of these doors is 200cm.

Reception (Ninian Stand Hospitality)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Ninian Stand Hospitality 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 a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 73cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/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 provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not 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.
    • 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the Ninian Stand Hospitality Entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Level 1 (Ground Floor) and Level 4 (Third Floor).
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • 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 at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • 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.

Lift

  • 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 clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Ninian Stand Hospitality 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 Level 1 (Ground Floor) and Level 4 (Third Floor).
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 226cm (3ft 9in x 7ft 5in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 internal 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.

Hospitality (Ninian Lounge - Level 4 (Third Floor))

  • The lounge is located on Level 4 (third floor).
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • 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 35cm and 110cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a hearing assistance 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.
  • There is a single, heavy, manual door with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to the pitch viewing area.
  • There is step-free access to the pitch viewing area from the room.
  • There is designated seating for wheelchair users in the pitch viewing area.
  • There are a total of 5 designated seating spaces for wheelchair users. These are located in Block 415 and can be accessed directly from the Lounge.
    There is level access to the back row of standard seating.
    From here, there are between 2-12 steps leading down to the rest of the seating.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There are not ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.
  • There is a food counter available within the Ninian Lounge called the Ninian Grill.
    The counter is 87cm high.
    The lowered section of the counter is 73cm high.
    There is no clear knee recess at the lowered counter.
    There is no hearing loop available at the counter.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Ninian Lounge - Block 415)

  • Seating Area 1 View
    • This information is for the designated seating area located in the back row.
    • The name of the designated seating area is Block 415.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • The view from the seating area is good.
    • There is/are 5 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
    • Companions sit next to 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ninian Lounge - Level 4 (Third Floor))

  • 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 within the Ninian Lounge, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • 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 light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 188cm x 280cm (6ft 2in x 9ft 2in).
    • 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 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general domestic 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 cistern.
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 84cm.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.