Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Arsenal Receives Centre of Excellence Award

Fri 16th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal Football Club has been recognised for demonstrating high standards in accessibility and providing a fully-inclusive experience for disabled supporters. 

Emirates Stadium has received one of the first Centre of Excellence awards from Level Playing Field (LPF), the campaigning and advisory organisation that works across all sports to share good practice, raise awareness and promote improved access to sports stadiums for disabled fans and disabled people.

To qualify for the award, the club or venue must first commission an LPF Audit and demonstrate that it meets the requirements of existing equality and access legislation, building regulations and accessible sports grounds and stadia good practice standards.

Arsenal’s stadium and facilities director John Beattie said: “We are extremely proud to have been recognised in this way. Our aim is to make our stadium a welcoming place for everyone who visits and this shows we are getting things right.”

The LFP Centre of Excellence award builds on Arsenal’s commitment to drive an inclusive atmosphere through its Arsenal for Everyone initiative which celebrates the diversity of the Arsenal community.

Arsenal ensures that its disabled supporters can enjoy football with the best possible facilities at Emirates Stadium. 

This includes giving disabled fans an unrivalled matchday experience with half-price season tickets for disabled supporters with accompanying carer, a dedicated matchday commentary service for visually-impaired fans, the creation of an audio version of the matchday programme, provision of a disabled supporters lounge and the Premier League’s only guide dog toilet.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

Subscribe to our newsletter

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Reading Use Ground-Breaking Sisgrass Technology

Fri 29th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Madejski Stadium becomes first venue with dual-use pitch to experience added durability of SIS Pitches’ advanced hybrid system. Reading FC have become the first UK sports club with a...

Evertonís New Stadium Set To Bring £1bn City Economy Boost

Wed 20th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy according to studies. The latest projections of the economic impact of a major new...

Have Your Say On St George's Park

Tue 12th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association (FA) is looking for your opinion to help improve the offering at St. George’s Park. The FA are committed to improving the offering at their St. George's Park facility...

Clubs called on to install life-saving defibrillators

Fri 25th Aug 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to call on grassroots and amateur football clubs in England to help save more lives from cardiac arrests by installing life-saving...