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Our aim is to make UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fully accessible to everyone, creating an inclusive environment for all football fans. All main transport hubs for entry to the UK and to Manchester, including Manchester airport and the train stations, are well equipped with accessibility features.

Accessibility-friendly services will be in operation during UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 matchdays.

🚆Accessible travel to the stadium

By Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink is fully accessible, and stops are equipped with ramps or lifts. If you need assistance, Metrolink Customer Service staff will be at key stops to help guide you.

By bus

All bus lines in Manchester are accessible. From Manchester city centre, it will take about 15 minutes to get to the stadium. Make sure you get off at stop Ashton New Road (close to the North Gate entrance).

By taxi

If booking a taxi to pick you up after the match, we recommend you arrange for a pick-up on Rowsley Street at the junction of Ashton New Road.

For full details on accessible modes of travel, check out the transport for Greater Manchester accessibility page.

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⚽Matchday experience

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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. A complimentary ticket for a companion/personal assistant can also be requested when purchasing accessibility tickets.

Please visit the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 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.

Audio-descriptive commentary

Get ready for a new type of 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. For the first time at a UEFA event, you will be able to tune into audio-descriptive commentary using your mobile phone, rather than collecting a device to connect via FM radio signal.

Even better - previously only fans in the stadium were able to access the commentary, but this time you can follow the action on the pitch from anywhere in the world.

Top tip

⚠️ Keep in mind that no ADC audio devices will be provided by the stadium for UEFA Women’s EURO. Please bring your mobile phone to use the service as outlined below.

Option 1 

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

2. On matchday, bring your mobile phone and headphones. Connect to the stadium media Wi-Fi.

3. Please note, not all stadiums provide full Wi-Fi coverage. For login details please speak to a steward or volunteer at your entrance.

Option 2

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

Our friendly Volkswagen Way Finders will be around Academy 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 UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 stadium rules, you can apply for an exemption by contacting access@mancity.com.

For more information on accessibility in the city, check out Accessible Manchester.

🥳Fan Party

Come and join in the fun at the Fan Party at Piccadilly Gardens! There will be accessible viewing areas and platforms installed as well as accessible toilets in place. All entry and security checkpoints will be accessible

To get to the Fan Party, we recommend using the Metrolink system and the Park + Ride facilities.

Check out our travel and transport guide for more details.

✈️Accessible travel to Manchester

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Manchester Airport offers an accessible shuttle service that connects the interchange with all three Manchester terminals. Useful links for details on accessibility of key transport hubs and networks:

Top Tip

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.

Getting around Manchester

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


Metrolink is a modern system with a range of accessibility features. All Metrolink trams and tram stops are accessible for wheelchair users. Mobility scooter users must have a permit to take their scooter on a tram.

Every tram stop has a ramp, lift or escalator and step-free access for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs. Each tram stop also has platforms with tactile edges for visually impaired passengers.


All buses in Manchester are accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs, with many having ramps. Some new buses also have display screens, route numbers, destination displays and audio-visual ‘next stop’ announcements.

All operators have low-floor buses for easier access, ensuring getting on and off is as convenient as possible. The driver will assist where needed and advise on boarding procedures if you’re not sure.


Most train services in Manchester are accessible and many disabled people can use the rail network without assistance.

If you book your journey in advance, National Rail and the train operator can make it as easy as possible for you to travel, including making arrangements if the station is not step-free or not normally staffed at the time of your journey.

For more information on transport accessibility in Manchester, please visit Transport for Greater Manchester.

Top Tip

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

🙋Frequently asked questions

Does the stadium have lifts?

Yes, there are lifts.

Are concessions stands adapted for disabled fans?

Yes, all concessions stands have a low-level counter.

Where are the accessible toilets located in the stadium? Are they far from the seating areas?

There are two accessible toilets in the East Stand concourse area and two in the West Stand concourse area. If your seat is in the elevated wheelchair positions of the East Stand, you can use the accessibility toilets in the hospitality area. Toilets are easily accessible are within 40 metres away.

All toilets are fitted with RADAR locks so please contact a nearby steward if you need a key.

Can I bring my guide dog into the stadium with me?

Yes, assistance dogs are permitted in the stadium.