Disabled Supporters

 

CLUB DISABILITY INFORMATION

 

Name of Club Leigh Centurions
Name of Stadium

 

Leigh Stadium, Leigh Sports Village
Stadium Address including postcode Leigh Stadium, Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY
Contact telephone numbers

 

Ticket Office: 01942 487888

Leigh Centurions: 01942 487887

Main Reception: 01942 487830

Disabled Supporters Liaison Officer Matt Lawton

Ticket Office, Leigh Stadium, Leigh Sports Village

01942 487888 / m.lawton@leighsportsvillage.co.uk

Purchasing tickets
How are tickets purchased and distributed to home and  away disabled supporters e.g.
(credit card, Email, postal, telephone, ticket office collection)
Telephone sales, personal callers, tickets distributed to away clubs to pre-sell

 

Tickets can be posted or collected on match day

Accessible parking
Number of accessible parking spaces – home and away supporters 97
Proximity of parking area to accessible seating area

 

84 spaces within 50m of point of entry to the stadium
Policy for allocation of parking spaces for home and away supporters (recommended 30% allocated to away supporters) Shared parking on a first come, first served basis
Accessible seating
Number of wheelchair spaces – home and away supporters 74 spaces in all areas with away allocation varying from game to game
Location of wheelchair spaces – home and away supporters (are they under cover /are there unobstructed views?) East Stand (touchline) x38 spaces. 30 raised, 8 pitchside

West Stand (t’line) x30 spaces. 18 raised, 12 pitchside

North Stand (end) x3 pitch side spaces

South Stand (end) x3 pitch side spaces

Policy for allocation of accessible seating for home and away supporters Unrestricted
Location of carer seats (adjacent, behind, in front)

 

Adjacent for all seats
Number of seats for ambulant disabled home and away supporters Unrestricted – level access
Location of ambulant disabled seating

 

 

All areas
Can you access refreshment areas from the accessible seating areas / do you have alternative arrangements for provision of refreshments Ambulant seating via concourse. Wheelchair platforms ordered via DDA steward
Indicate Boxes and hospitality areas that are accessible to disabled supporters

 

All hospitality areas are accessible
Location and proximity of accessible toilets to accessible seating areas Within same area
Additional services
Do you have an induction loop / text line service for deaf supporters Induction loop available
Do you offer audio commentary

(indicate number of headsets and if location of seats if fixed)

No
Do you welcome assistance dogs? Yes
Do you have dedicated disability stewards/ volunteers on match days Yes
Do you offer any other services for disabled spectators No
Do you have a Disabled Supporters Association No

 

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FACILITIES
Leigh Sports Village Stadium has two designated disabled high level platforms in the West and East Stands (please note the East Stand is not always open), close to toilet facilities, along with a lift. These platforms are designated for wheelchair users, with carers seats allocated alongside the platforms.

Pitch side facilities are also available. Pitch side facilities are also available for wheelchair users, with level access to all entrances, concourses and toilet and refreshment facilities.

There are no restrictions on where ambulant supporters can purchase tickets in the stadium.

PRICES
Following the full application of the Disability Discrimination Act and Equality Act, legally the club must now charge all disabled fans the regular age-related price and are no longer permitted to charge a concessionary rate for everyone.

If required a complimentary ticket can be provided if the disabled person needs assistance from a carer, however proof of higher rate Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment must be presented at the ticket office when tickets are purchased. Without such documentation, a carer’s ticket will be refused, and any additional tickets will be chargeable at the regular age-related price.

DISABLED PARKING
The Leigh Sports Village site has ample disabled parking. This is all first come, first served. A valid blue disabled badge must be displayed in the windscreen of any vehicle parked in a disabled bay. Failure to display a valid disabled badge may result in a parking fine on your vehicle.

FURTHER QUESTIONS
If you have any further questions, please contact the Leigh Sports Village Stadium Ticket Office on 01942 487888, or e-mail Customers Relations and Box Office Manager Matt Lawton on m.lawton@leighsportsvillage.co.uk.

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