Albion Out There With Paperback Rider
Our office volunteer Chris, and our Gig Buddies Project Manager, Madeline, got invited to have a look round the Amex Stadium to see how Brighton and Hove Albion FC are making themselves accessible for fans with disabilities.
Here’s Chris’ blog about the visit.
Access at Brighton and Hove Albion FC
Went to the Brighton Amex for a disabled access stadium tour and couldn’t believe how huge the whole stadium layout from above is.
We saw that they had a lift for wheelchair access to the stadium including some disabled toilets and changing rooms. They have one of three of Brighton’s Changing Places toilets!
I think that it may be pretty accessible for buddies & gig buddies to come along and it was an easy train journey to the Amex, you won’t get lost finding it as it’s a really big place!
The tickets seem a bit pricey and it’s a shame that they don’t have heated aisles but everything looked okay to me.
If you’re peckish from all the footy, there is Dicks Bar with comfy sofas & a huge bar. There are also food stands in the stadium near the pitch where you get some food & drink. And if you fancy some souvenirs there’s a shop and museum.
This could be the next big thing for Gig Buddies to hit off a great year!
We’re grateful to the Albion for letting us have a look round and we’d love to find ways for more and more people with learning disabilities to be able to enjoy football matches.
When the Albion moved from their temporary home at Withdean they were keen to show how they were aiming to keep their eye on their community roots. It’s therefore really great to see how they’re trying to enable fans with disabilities to enjoy matches – and the team have even started winning!!