Jo and Jeff along with the rest of the Dons make their maiden voyage to Salford at the end of the month. Here is their research into a magical mystery tour…roll up.
We have not previously visited the Peninsula Stadium (Moor Lane) but have found a detailed Visitor’s Guide, and here is our review.
Key accessibility bits for away fans:-
Blue Badge Parking
There is no parking at the Stadium. Blue Badge holders can park within the surrounding residents’ Permit Zone for 3 hours but must correctly display their clock as well as their Blue Badge.
Accessible Seating Provision
The “away end” is Blocks H and I of the (all seater) North Stand and a standing area in the East Stand.
Entry to both away blocks is through Turnstile Block A. There is no provision for away wheelchair users who are seated in one of the home blocks of the North Stand.
To avoid a kerb, away wheelchair fans requiring flat access have to enter the stadium through the main gates on Neville Road (the opposite side of the stadium) and be escorted round to the North Stand. Nearer the time we will be checking how this impacts on the away coach drop-off and pick up locations.
There is a bar in the North Stand but this is not wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible toilet available to wheelchair users in the North Stand – fingers crossed as it does not sound good for away wheelchair fans!
It also seems (subject to confirmation from our Box Office when the Salford tickets go on sale) that away wheelchair users have to get their tickets from Salford (6 spaces available but unclear how many of these might be taken by home fans).
If Dons wheelchair fans need to purchase their tickets from Salford, their website says to email email@example.com No idea how they will allocate these as it seems there is a total of 10 wheelchair spaces in the ground for home and away wheelchair fans. Sorry can’t find any details about flat access seating!
Audio Described Match Commentary
Can’t find any reference to this so presuming it is not available.
If we can be of any further help in respect of visiting Salford or accessibility issues in general, please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy travels. See you there.
Jo & Jeff
Disability Officers, MKDSA