Committee takes evidence on accessibility of sports stadia

20 May 2016

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee holds an inquiry to examine the issue of accessibility at sports stadia, in relation to the full range of sports.

Purpose of the sessions

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.


Tuesday 24 May 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Joyce Cook, OBE, Chair, Level Playing Field
  • Ruth Hopkins, General Manager, Level Playing Field

Wednesday 25 May 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 3.15pm

  • Justin Tomlinson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Nick Pontefract, Head of Sports, Department for Culture, Media and Sports

How to respond

The Committee is interested in receiving written submissions on the subject, taking into consideration both personal experiences and general views or concerns. Written submissions should be sent online via the Accessible facilities at sports stadia inquiry page. This web portal will be open for submissions from 23 May 2016.

Further information

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