Improving accessibility for Saints fans

By SFC Media time Wed 24 Apr Equality and Diversity
Photo by Matt Watson

It’s Southampton Football Club’s Equality and Diversity Week of Action and today we’re focussing on the club’s work to improve accessibility and inclusion for our disabled supporters.

We take pride in the services and facilities we provide for disabled supporters at Southampton Football Club, and we're always looking at how we can improve access and inclusion for our fans.

Working directly with supporters, as well as groups and organisations such as Level Playing Field, Autism Hampshire, the Saints Disabled Supporters Association (SDSA), and Alan March Sport, we’re always exploring ways to make the fan experience the best it can possibly be.

One of the organisations we work closely with, the SDSA, have been providing a voice for Southampton’s disabled supporters since 2010.

We are working with the SDSA to host an Open Day this year, and you can find out more about how you can get involved with the club’s official disabled supporter association here.

Partnerships such as this help us to develop the matchday experience for fans with the aim of encouraging more disabled fans to come to St Mary’s.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Saints fans during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on March 9, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

As we continue to work on improving the supporter experience, across both matchday and the rest of the week, we encourage everyone to share their feedback and suggestions with us. Whether you are a supporter, or friends and family of a Saints fan, you can get in touch with us directly, or take part in one of our open forums.

We are inviting fans to engage with us at a forum this summer to meet our team, learn more about what we do, and help us to understand our supporters, as well as the challenges we can work on together.

In the meantime, if you or someone you know has a disability and would like to know more about visiting St Mary’s Stadium, please contact our Supporter Relations team on 02380 711980, or email [email protected] with any questions or requests for additional assistance.

You can learn more about the work of Level Playing Field here or view our current Access Statement here.

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