The state of play: how accessible is your club?


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First published: 20 Apr 2017

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The Commission wrote to all 20 English Premier League football clubs to ask about the accessibility of their ground and the services they provide to disabled supporters.

This report is our assessment, based on the information they gave us.

We wanted to find out what steps they had taken to meet their legal obligations to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

We asked about:

  • the accessibility of their ground, including seating, toilets and changing facilities
  • services, such as ticketing and stewarding
  • transport to and from the stadium, including car parking
  • plans for improvements over the next two years

Football clubs have been required by law to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people since 1999, and the final part of this duty came into force in 2004.

To help clubs become more accessible, the Accessible Stadia Guide (ASG) was published in 2003 and updated in August 2015. All Premier League clubs committed to meeting the standards set out in the ASG by August 2017.

We have also produced a British Sign Language (BSL) version of the report.

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