This policy sets out how disabled supporters attending Wakefield Trinity RL home matches will be accommodated at Belle Vue Stadium, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF1 5EY and how the Club will underpin its commitment to disabled supporters.
Discrimination against disabled people, whether spectators or customers will not be tolerated. The Club have made reasonable adjustments to existing facilities and all new buildings will comply with the DDA.
The Club will deem the Disability on the following criteria:
A disabled person is defined as “any person who, because of their disability or impairment, is unable to use ordinary stand seating without contravening Health and Safety Regulations, guidelines or policy.”
Any such person will be considered for use of the special provision areas of the stadium according to the procedures outlined in this policy.
Disabled persons may be described in the following categories:
All cases will be treated fairly on balance of the circumstances.
WHEELCHAIR DEPENDENT SPECTATORS
Wheelchair accommodation is provided in the southwest corner. Accessible toilets are available. PEEPS need to be prepared.
Accessible toilets are provided solely for use by disabled persons throughout the stadium.
There are dedicated accessible car parking spaces which are located at the southwest corner the main car park, these are allocated on a first come first served basis, booking is not possible.
The club would ask that people recognise that there are a limited number of spaces available, and it will not be possible to accommodate everyone who has a blue/orange badge.
Disabled persons may be asked by the club to provide qualifying documentation relating to their disability in order to qualify for accessible seating so that PEEPS can be prepared for any emergency evacuations. (See Ticketing for Disabled Spectators – Terms and Conditions)
Wheelchair access to the stadium with a carer or personal assistant will be via designated gates at Rollin Shack, Gate E, and Gate F of the Stadium, these are clearly marked. PEEPS will be completed for all wheelchair users.
All supporters in wheelchairs will be admitted to the Stadium at the rate applicable to their age range (obtainable from the ticket office on 01924 211611 (option 1). If a disabled spectator is accompanied by a Carer or personal assistant one carer will be allocated a free ticket. Please note that not all disabled spectators attending a game require a carer/personal assistant they may simply be attending with their partner, friend, or colleague and in which case they will not be entitled to a free carer ticket.
SPECTATORS HEARING IMPAIRMENT
There are currently no specific provisions in place for supporters with hearing impairments and the general published ticket prices apply to supporters with hearing impairments.
SPECTATORS VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
There are currently no specific provisions in place for supporters with visual impairments and the general published ticket prices apply to supporters with visual impairments.
SPECTATORS – LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Supporters’ with learning difficulties can be accommodated in all seated areas of the stadium. The general published ticket prices apply to supporters with learning difficulties.
SPECTATORS – AMBULATORY DISABLED
Some people use wheelchairs for outdoor mobility purposes but are not necessarily permanent wheelchair users and many people have severe walking difficulties. These people will be classed as ‘ambulatory disabled supporters.’ The supporters with ambulatory disabilities of a severe nature can be allocated seats in the stand. However, each case will be decided on its merits, following discussions with the supporter. Requests must be made well in advance to the club, so the supporters’ needs can be assessed correctly. Published ticket prices will apply to supporters with ambulatory disabilities.
SPECTATORS – OLDER PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY REQUIREMENTS OR WITH PHYSICALLY RESTRICTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
Please see relevant section in this policy that applies to your needs.
GENERAL ACCESS INFORMATION
Rollin Shack, Gate and Gate F are allocated entry points for those with accessible needs. The general published ticket prices will apply to supporters with restricting medical conditions and less mobility.
Wakefield Trinity RFLC want to move this policy forward and will review it on a regular basis. Any queries over the policy should be addressed to the Stadium Manager, Wakefield Trinity RLFC, Belle Vue Stadium, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF1 5EY. In the compilation of this policy the advice of the RFL and Rugby League Disabled Supporters Association was sought, with cognizance of the DDA and Equality Act 2010.
TICKETING FOR DISABLED SUPPORTERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A disabled person will be asked by the club to provide qualifying documentation relating to their condition in order to qualify for An accessible seat, typical evidence that the club could seek would be one of the following: