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Premier League Executive Director questioned on sports stadia accessibility

17 October 2016

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee hears from the Premier League Executive Director, Bill Bush, as part of its inquiry into accessibility of sports stadia.

Witnesses

Tuesday 18 October 2016, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Bill Bush, Executive Director, Premier League

At 11.15am

  • Steve Gilbert, Wrexham Disabled Supporters Association

At 11.30am

  • Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, Disability Commissioner, Equalities and Human Rights Commission

Sports stadia access lacking behind

Despite years of campaigning, many sports fans with disabilities find facilities at sports stadia inadequate or inappropriate for them, even when the grounds have been modernised. These failures extend to Premier League clubs. Detailed best practice guidance exists at both national and European level, but some clubs seem content to do the minimum legally required, without considering whether access is really adequate.

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