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Brighton & Hove Accessibility

Our aim is to make UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fully accessible to everyone, creating an inclusive environment for all football fans.

🚉 Accessible travel to the stadium

By Park + Ride (SOLD OUT for 20 July match)

Both Park + Ride sites (Mill Road and Racecourse) have wheelchair access and a dedicated accessible parking area. Please inform the stewards onsite of any specific mobility needs so they can direct you to the right parking area.

Please only use the Park + Ride if you’ve pre-booked a parking ticket.

Buses will be running up to 1 hour 45 minutes after final whistle and the journey to reach each Park + Ride site takes about 15-20 minutes from the stadium.

By train

The closest train station to the stadium is Falmer Station (two-minute walk from the stadium). Falmer is well equipped with step-free routes between platforms, ramps to access the trains and staff available to help.

By bus

All of the city buses are wheelchair accessible and a good option to get to the stadium. Bus line 25 stops at Village Way which is the closest stop to the stadium and bus line 23 stops at Knights Gate Road in Falmer Village and at Falmer Station.

To get from Brighton city centre to the stadium can take about 20-30 minutes, depending on local traffic.

By taxi

The city offers a variety of wheelchair-accessible taxis. To get to the stadium by taxi, check out the travel and transport guide.

The pick-up and drop-off point will be in Car Park 5 at the University of Sussex, which is to the north-west of the stadium.

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🏟️ Stadium accessibility

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Accessibility tickets

Two types of accessibility match tickets are available for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 at each stadium: wheelchair tickets and easy access tickets (subject to availability). A complimentary ticket for a companion/personal assistant can also be requested when purchasing accessibility tickets.

Please visit the Women’s EURO ticketing pages for more information.

Accessible car parking

Accessibility ticket holders have been emailed with a link, inviting them to book blue badge parking on a first-come, first-served basis.

A valid blue badge will be required to book your space. On matchday, you will need to show the valid blue badge used on booking and your match ticket. Failure to comply will result in entry not being permitted.

Car parks will open three hours before kick-off. Spaces will be available onsite at Car Park A and Car Park B (Bridge car park) which is about a 1.5km walk to the stadium. Car Park C (University of Sussex) will also have extra spaces and is a 10–15-minute walk away. Keep in mind that it may take some time to exit car parks post-match.

Audio-descriptive commentary

This tailored service is designed for blind and partially sighted fans to enhance their experience and thereby helps to increase inclusivity for football supporters.

There are three ways to access the service:

Option 1

Collect a device to connect via FM radio signal. Simply request an audio-descriptive commentary set from the Ticketing Centre located between gate 11 and 12.

Option 2 

For the first time at a UEFA event, you will be able to tune into audio-descriptive commentary using your mobile phone.

1. Download the “Raydio – Audio Inclusion” app here.

2. On matchday, bring your mobile phone and headphones. Connect to the stadium media Wi-Fi. For login details please speak to a volunteer at the stadium.

Option 3

You can connect using your phone’s mobile data. Simply follow the link to the website from your phone and start listening! You may experience some minor delays with this option.

Guidance at the stadium

Look out for the Volkswagen Way Finders that will be around Community Stadium on matchdays, so if you need any assistance with finding your entrance or have any questions, they will point you in the right direction!

Medical exemptions

If you need to bring something for medical reasons that’s not permitted according to the stadium rules, you will be able to apply for an exemption. Please contact supporter.services@bhafc.co.uk or call 01273 668855.

🥳 Fan Party

Come and join in on the fun at the Fan Festival in Brighton & Hove at Victoria Gardens! All entrance and security points will be accessible and accessible toilets will be in place.

If you’re coming by car, the closest accessible parking is on Church Street (about 2 minutes away from the Fan Party). Additional accessibility spaces will be available nearby on Jubilee Street and the multi-story car park at NCP Brighton Theatre (about five minutes away).

If you want to know more about Blue Badge parking, check out the Brighton & Hove Council Parking Policies.

✈️Accessible travel to Brighton & Hove

All main transport hubs for entry to the UK and to Brighton & Hove, including the airports and train stations, are well equipped with accessibility features.

Here are some useful links for details on accessibility of key transport hubs and networks:

If you are a disabled passenger, please inform your airline, train operator or travel agent and let them know about the kind of assistance you need. You can do this either when booking your flight or closer to your travels, but make sure it's at least 48 hours before you start your journey.

Top tip

Brighton & Hove prides itself on being an accessible city. Visit Brighton has information on accessible attractions and restaurants in the city plus a range of accessible accommodation options.

Train accessibility

Brighton station is completely step free and is located on ground floor level. Height-adjusted ticket counter and induction loops are available at the Travel Centre, which is also a Visitor Information Point for the city. Low-level self-service ticket machines are located on the station concourse. See the station map for more information.

Top tip

National Rail offers discounted tickets for disabled passengers. More information can be found on their website.

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate

🚌Getting around

Accessible travel options are offered across Brighton and public transport operates across the city which is accessible for those using wheelchairs.

Buses

All buses in Brighton & Hove are accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs, buggies and guide dogs.Talking Bus Stops provide blind and visually impaired passengers access to real time bus information. If for any reason a wheelchair user is unable to board a bus, the city’s wheelchair taxi guarantee scheme commits to provide a free accessible taxi.

Walking and accessible parking

The City Centre Walking Map details locations of dropped kerbs within the city centre area and the Blue Badge Parking Bay Map indicates streets in the city that have Blue Badge parking spaces.

See more information on transport accessibility in Brighton & Hove.

🙋 Frequently asked questions

Is there a changing places facility at the stadium?

Yes, there is a changing places facility.

Does the stadium have lifts?

Yes, there are lifts located all around the stadium. Here's where you can find them:

West Stand – Gates 4, 24 and the west reception
North Stand – Reception and north-east corner
East Stand – Easter upper turnstiles (North & South) and North reception
South Stand – South reception
External – Coach parking to outside of the concourse

Are concession stands adapted for disabled users?

Yes, you'll be able to find low-level counters at concessions kiosks.

Where are the accessible toilets located in the stadium? Is that far from the seating areas?

Accessible toilets are close by in all areas of the stadium where there is accessible seating and are all clearly marked.