There are lots of sports stadiums in Yorkshire whether it be for football, rugby or any other sports, but are they all accessible and if not, what do those stadiums need to be accessible?
Elland Road Stadium, Leeds – Elland Road is the home of Leeds United and entrance to the ground can be easy if you know where you’re going. For example for disabled supporters, there’s only one way for them to go and this is round the side of the stadium and into the ground tunnel, and more able-bodied fans can go in any entrance that is on their ticket. My experience of entering the ground is pretty good now as I go to the ground tunnel entrance, and I know where that is now.
John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield – Home of Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants
The John Smith’s Stadium is a short walk from the train and bus stations and does have disabled access for disabled supporters.
The Millennium Stadium, Featherstone – home of Featherstone Rovers
The Millennium Stadium is fairly accessible for all supporters as they can now enter without going through turnstiles, they just need to make sure that they’ve got their tickets on their phone or to hand when they arrive, the only difficulty is I don’t know where the wheelchair supporters sit but generally all the fans seem to be able to walk around the stadium. My experience of this is also good , as I also know where to go now.
Headingley Stadium Leeds- home of Leeds Rhinos
Headingley is based on St Michael’s Lane Leed
There is disabled access for disabled supporters and this is located in the Global or South Stands via Gate B on St Michael’s Lane or via South Stand Accessible Gate E.
If you are situated in these areas and you access the stadium via Gate G at Kirkstall Lane Turnstiles, you will be required to come under the North Stand on the ground floor to access the other side of the stadium
Access for wheelchair user and ambulant spectators who require lift access and are situated in the North Stand in the 3rd Floor wheelchair user area or in the North Stand seats to enter the stadium is recommended via Gate G at Kirkstall Lane Turnstiles as the public use lift is situated towards the Western Terrace end of the new North Stand and will allow access to the first-floor concourse for the seats, bars and toilets and the third floor.
If you are situated in these areas and require lift access and you access the stadium via Gate B on St Michaels Lane or via South Stand Accessible Gate E, you will be required to come under the North Stand on the ground floor to access the other side of the stadium.
There is South Stand, North Stand and Global East Stand lifts which are prioritised for wheelchair users and ambulant spectators.
Fans who have limited mobility can also use the public lifts in the North Stand (Western Terrace side), Global East Stand and South Stand
The Be Well Support Stadium Wakefield- Home of Wakefield Trinity
This ground is situated near the main road in Wakefield Doncaster Road.
It has plenty of access regarding disabled supporters as it has: disabled access, disabled parking, disabled changing rooms, disabled toilets.