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Sportsgrounds: Disability

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 71835, tabled on 25 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many stadiums in the UK had disabled access in (a) 2010 and (b) 2016.

Answered on

27 April 2017

We do not hold this information. The Equality Act 2010 – which applies to England and Wales - requires that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made by service providers, which include the owners of sports stadia, to make premises accessible for disabled people. It is for individual clubs to determine what adjustments are ‘reasonable’ taking into account their own circumstances. Structural changes are not always necessary to make sports grounds accessible to spectators with disabilities. Clubs and stadia owners can also change policies and procedures to make their grounds more accessible for disabled spectators.