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Liverpool FC to boost Anfield’s disabled access

By Matthew Campelli    31 Jan 2017
Parkinson said the work would make Anfield compliant with the Accessible Stadia Guide / Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Anfield – the home stadium of Liverpool Football Club – will undergo extensive improvement works to accommodate more disabled supporters this summer.

The number of wheelchair bays will increase from 195 to more than 250, while improvements such as new lift shafts, raised seating areas and better ramps and gradients will be included in the work.

A section for disabled supporters will also be developed in the away end for the first time.

In addition, 150 extra amenity and easy access seats will be installed in the stadium.

To complete the work, Liverpool FC will have to remove 1,000 general admission seats. Season ticket holders losing their seat will be supported by the club to find a new space.

The club will work alongside its official Supporters’ Committee and Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association (LDSA)

Work will begin at the end of the 2016/17 season, in time for the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

By the start of next season, all Premier League clubs have to be compliant with the Accessible Stadia Guide, which lays out requirements for accommodating disabled fans.

“Over the past five years, we have made an incredible amount of progress by working with our disabled fans to listen and understand the areas that need improvements that are important to them,” said operations director Andrew Parkinson.

“Making these further developments this summer will see Anfield achieving the required number of wheelchair positions as stated in the Accessible Stadia Guide.”

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