Ballymena United F.C
Ballymena United F.C
Club / Stadium Contact for Disabled Supporters
Disabled Supporters Group
Access Information for Disabled Supporters
Getting there and Parking
There are two international airports fairly close to Ballymena- the George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport. Belfast International has more connections. Ballymena has a train station. On Mondays to Saturdays, there is an hourly service to Great Victoria Street. In the other direction, trains alternate every hour between a service to Londonderry Waterside, and a service to Coleraine or Portrush.
There is accessible parking available directly beside the stadium. Permits are not required and accessible parking is stwarded on match days.
Getting a Ticket
Personal Assistant tickets are complimentary. For more information about buying a ticket please contact the club.
Spectator Viewing areas
There are 18 spaces for home-supporting wheelchair users, situated at the back of the Home stand. Sightlines are good, seats are sheltered, and there are no obstructed views. The club provides a complimentary ticket for Personal Assistants, and they can be seated adjacent to the wheelchair user. There are an additional 18 spaces for away-supporting wheelchair users, situated at the back of the away stand. Sightlines are good, seats are sheltered, and there are no obstructed views. The club does not provide a complimentary Personal Assistant ticket for away supporters, though, they can sit adjacent.
There are seats available for blind and partially sighted home supporters, including easy access seats and seating close to the stadium. The seats are situated in the back row of the main home stand. Seating is not sheltered, and Personal Assistants can be seated adjacent. Guide dogs are allowed in the stadium. Away fans sit at the back of the away stand.
There are 18 easy access seats for ambulant disabled home supporters, located in the back stand. Sightlines are good, and seating is sheltered.
There are accessible refreshment kiosks with lowered counters. These are located underneath the main stand.
There are 2 accessible toilets available in the stadium, located on the inside on the same level as the wheelchair user area. There is level access to all the toilets, with grab rails and sufficient space for a wheelchair user and Personal Assistant. A key is required to open the toilet, however the toilets are not stewarded on match days.
For information about services please contact the club.
Useful Publications and Policies
For further guidance, please refer to 'Access for All' - the UEFA and CAFE Good Practice Guide to Creating an Accessible Stadium and Matchday Experience, available in 13 different languages here.
For the detailed CAFE stadia report please click here.
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