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Accessibility Improvements To Selhurst Park

5 September 2017

Crystal Palace FC is committed to improving accessibility and facilities for fans with disabilities attending Selhurst Park.

Major works have been completed throughout the summer following consultation with the club’s Disabled Supporters Association, the Premier League and the Palace for Life Foundation.Improvements include

  • Wheelchair capacity has increased from 57 to 128, and Selhurst Park now has 289 accessible seats
  • Improved toilet facilities for fans with disabilities, including

o   11 Ambulant toilets across all four stands

o   4 improved and 1 new wheelchair accessible toilets in Arthur Wait stand

o   2 improved wheelchair accessible toilets in Holmesdale Road stand

o   1 new wheelchair accessible toilet in Main stand

o   1 improved wheelchair accessible toilets in Whitehorse Lane stand

  • A new large changing room in the Holmesdale Road end has been built, and an additional combined toilet/changing facility in the Main Stand
  • A new, fully compliant accessible Sensory Room for supporters with autism or sensory impairments has been built in the Whitehorse Lane stand. There is an additional Sensory Room with pitch view upon request prior to a matchday.
  • Improved ramped access to the main entrance and Fanzone, and improved signage and lower serving counters throughout the Stadium.

David Smith, Chairman of the Crystal Palace Disabled Supporters Association, commented, “The DSA has been pleased to work with the club as various works have been undertaken over the summer to improve facilities and accessibility throughout the stadium in line with the published Accessible Stadia guidelines. Some of these improvements feature in our most recent newsletter.

“Of course there is still work to be done. Nevertheless, the improvements made are most welcome and the DSA looks forward to continuing to work alongside the club to further improve the matchday experience for all our disabled community.”

Guy Wickett, who project managed the accessibility development said, “It has been highly rewarding to see the works being carried out and finally completed, the club has worked hard in an existing stadium to improve facilities and our processes and we continue to work with the DSA and specialist consultants to explore future phases. We hope that this will encourage more supporters with accessible needs to attend games and we continue to work with the community to this end.”

The club is constantly reviewing its Accessibility Policy and is committed to improving the experience at Selhurst Park for all fans.

Pam Groves is the club’s dedicated Disabled Liaison Officer and can assist fans on all matters, and can be contacted on 020 8768 6080 or email boxoffice@cpfc.co.uk

For DSA membership enquiries or further information contact eaglesdsa@cpfc.co.uk


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