Why the' Proact' has accessibility at its heart!

16th Apr 2015

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Many of you will have heard of the 'Proact ' Stadium, home of Chesterfield Football Club, but you might be surprised to learn that there is something extra special about it: for not only is it home to one of the oldest football league clubs in the world: it is also one of the most accessible venues in the country!

Thanks largely to the foresight of the Spireites Board and in particular Head of Chesterfield FC Community Trust John Croot, the Proact Stadium was designed with accessibility in mind.

Amongst other things the stadium offers:

Disabled viewing areas available in all stands and at a variety of levels

Hearing-loops for people who are hearing impaired

Match commentary for those who are vision-impaired

A state-of-the-art Changing Places toilet 

A fully-accessible hydrotherapy pool

A gym with accessible equipment

Rugs to keep wheelchair-users snug in the cold weather!

In fact, the Proact is such an accessible stadium that both Macintyre and Leonard Cheshire Disability have bases there. Plus, the first-ever national Changing Places conference was held at the stadium this February with the club coming 3rd in the People's Choice awards for the best Changing Places facility in the country!

So if you've fancied going to a match but were unsure as to weather the stadium was geared up for your access needs why not give it a try next season?

Whilst we can't guarantee that the 'Blues' will win every time we can guarantee a warm welcome for all!

For further information contact the club directly on (01246) 209765.




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