Tottenham Hotspur are proudly supporting Level Playing Field’s Unite for Access campaign, at Saturday’s home match against Nottingham Forest.
The campaign highlights the positive work being done by clubs, Disabled Supporters Associations (DSA’s) and organisations to improve accessibility and inclusion at sports venues.
In the continued support of Level Playing Field, we are promoting the campaign across the website, social media channels, LED signage and big screens at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday. Members of SpursAbility will also be appearing on the pre-match show.
SpursAbility represents and promotes the views of the disabled fans. Earlier this week, we met with SpursAbility member Adam Margolis to talk about the Level Playing Field Unite for Access campaign, his journey to becoming a Spurs fan and how the accessible facilities at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have transformed the way he watches matches.
“I’ve been a Spurs fan for 39 years and have had the opportunity to travel and watch us play around the world, and I can honestly say that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is above anywhere else I have visited in terms of accessibility,” Adam said. “The Club ensures that we have the best the matchday experience possible, including allowing me to be socially active with other supporters, and the facilities throughout the stadium mean we don’t miss out on anything. The inclusiveness created by the Club makes me very proud to be a Spurs supporter – we are leading the way for disabled supporter experiences.”
Tottenham Hotspur stadium is fully compliant with the Accessible Stadia Guide and exceeds standards in many areas. In addition to dedicated accessible entrances, the stadium has accessible seating and wheelchair spaces in all stands. It also includes three Changing Places facilities for fans with more complex requirements, which have more space and equipment than standard accessible toilets.
Located in the stadium’s North Stand, the Sensory Suite offers a comfortable and calming environment for supporters on the autistic spectrum or with sensory processing difficulties to watch matches. The room is complete with a tactile wall, a bubble tube, and several other pieces of sensory equipment.
Other services available include audio descriptive commentary, a radio-based assistive hearing system, accessible stadium parking, and areas for assistance animals. Away fans also receive access to these provisions.
Through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the Club runs a number of projects within the local communities aimed at promoting inclusion and equality for all, including sport and physical activity sessions and employability programmes for people with a range of disabilities.
Furthermore, the Club is committed to developing more inclusive experiences across its Stadium Visitor Attractions, including the introduction of wheelchair accessible climbs on The Dare Skywalk and British Sign Language Stadium Tours.
For further information about Level Playing Field, visit https://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/ .