Friday 15 December 2017

Disability access report - the key points

A report has criticised disabled access at a number of Premier League grounds
A report has criticised disabled access at a number of Premier League grounds

Premier League clubs have been criticised in a report into disabled access by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

But clubs in the lower levels of the game have been praised for their approach towards compliance with regulations set out in the Accessible Stadia Guide.

Here Press Association Sport picks out the main points in the report which was issued on Monday:

:: Four Premier League clubs - Chelsea, Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth - are set to miss the August deadline to comply with regulations regarding facilities for disabled supporters.

:: West Ham and Liverpool have been specifically criticised for allegedly restricting access to disabled supporters in favour of more hospitality facilities. West Ham say the report was based on out-of-date information.

:: Derby, Tranmere, Wrexham and Egham Town have been named as "exemplars of best practice" in terms of providing access for disabled supporters.

:: Rugby has also been criticised, with only 336 wheelchair spaces at Twickenham and only one Premiership rugby club meeting the minimum requirements.

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