St Johnstone

 

Stadium Information

Club

St Johnstone

Stadium

McDiarmid Park

Address

McDiarmid Park,

Perth,

Scotland

Club / Stadium Contact for Disabled Supporters

Name

Carol Malcolm

Telephone number

01738455000

Disabled Supporters Group

Contact Name

Telephone number

Email address

Website address

Access Information for Disabled Supporters

Getting there and Parking

 

The nearest International Airports can be found in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Dundee Airport is nearby, and has limited connections to England.

 

All of Scotland's other six cities - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness - all have strong road links to Perth. Perth Railway Station has regular services to Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow, as well as trains to London. There are also many bus routes in Perth, and the Megabus serves the city.

 

At the stadium, accessible parking is available for wheelchair users. Spaces must be booked in advance, and stewards monitor the parking area on matchdays. There is a steep slope in the main car park, and the entrance to the stadium is around 20m away.

Getting a Ticket

 

For information on purchasing a ticket, please contact the club directly.

Spectator Viewing areas

 

Wheelchair userThere are 20 spaces for home-supporting wheelchair users. These are located in the East and West Stands, in elevated positions. An additional 10 spaces for away supporters can be found in the West Stand. Personal Assistants, both for home and away fans, can sit behind the supporter.

 

Blind and partially sightedThe stadium allows guide dogs, and there are water bowls available if they are requested in advance. The club loans out 10 headsets for audio descriptive commentary, and these are available from the ticket office. Personal Assistants can sit adjacent to the supporter.

 

Deaf or hard of hearingDeaf and hard or hearing supporters can sit anywhere in the stadium, and seats for Personal Assistants are adjacent. Stewards are not trained in sign language.

 

 

Ambulant disabledDedicated amenity seats with additional space can be arranged with prior request when purchasing tickets. These seats are in the North and West Stands, and Personal Assistants sit adjacent.

Amenities

 

There are accessible refreshment kiosks at the stadium with low-level counters. They are around 20m away from the seating areas for disabled supporters, and an ordering service is also in place.

 

There are 4 accessible toilets at the stadium, located in the East & West Stands, and in the hospitality area. Toilets are clearly signposted, monitored by stewards and are furnished with grab rails, and low level sinks and handles. Furniture is clearly distinguishable from the walls and floor.

Services

 

For information of the services available to disabled supporters at the stadium, please contact the club directly.

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 14 different languages here.

 

For the detailed CAFE stadia report please click here.

Disabled supporters at St Johnstone

Disabled supporters at St Johnstone

More Stadium Photos

Accessible platform

Accessible platform

Sightlines from accessible platform

Sightlines from accessible platform

Rail should not interfere with sightlines of the pitch.

Accessible toilet in the away section

Accessible toilet in the away section

Accessible toilet should be clearly signposted.

FANS COMMENTS - HAVE YOUR SAY!

 

Have you visited this stadium recently? If so, please share your match day experience by posting your comments in the section below.

 

Please tell us about your match day experience - what was good, not good or could be improved.

 

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Comments

Janis Wilson

Match: St Johnstone V Hibs

Published: 15/11/2017

 

We travelled by car. As away supporters, our home club could not provide us with a car parking space. I phoned St Johnstone very late (the day before the match) and they made huge efforts to magic a space for us in their fully booked car park. When we arrived later than planned due to traffic, the steward recognised that it would be a tricky journey from our allocated space and directed us to a much handier space.

 

External signage to wheelchair area in the away stand was not obvious but this wasn't an issue on our visit as the stewards told us which 'turnstile' to go by (there was a door next to the turnstile for disabled access). No lift or stairs to negotiate as the stadium is on a slope so going in at ground level meant straight through to viewing area which was effectively about 10 rows above pitch level.

 

You passed the loo on the way to our seats. It was clearly signposted, clean, spacious with grab rails and for once at a football stadium hot water. The automatic soap dispenser was a bonus!

 

Beverley from the club was incredible. She went out of her way to get our car parking organised. There was a bit of a problem on the day around seating for personal assistants as the away wheelchair spaces were full and some of the wheelchair bays had been given to PAs to use. Beverley came round in person to arrange a temporary solution and promised to arrange a contingency plan so this situation didn't happen in future.

 

It was a pleasure to go to a ground where wheelchair access was easy and for once there was a good view of the game. Only downside was the lack of space for PAs right next to wheelchair spaces (and if you need a PA you need them beside you) and the fact that although we were given a ticket for a specific bay number the stewards allocated them on a first come basis! But on the day of our visit this seemed to have happened to many other able bodied away ticket holders too for some reason. 

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Alan Dickson St Johnstone

Match: N/A

Published: 3/6/2013

 

Away Support:
In April 2011 the club opened a new wheelchair facility for away fans in the north end of the West Stand. Access to these ten positions is entirely on the level and there is a disabled toilet close by. The wheelchair supporter is admitted at a cost of £13 and the carer, who will be allocated a seat in the row behind the wheelchair area, will be admitted free of charge. Booking of wheelchair spaces on a game-by-game basis should be done as early as possible in the week prior to the match. Please contact our Ticket Office on 01738 455000 to do this.

Please note that this area of the main stand is not always open as the ''general area'' for away supporters and so there may be occasions when wheelchair away fans are the only supporters in this area of the ground. However, we shall always ensure that the area is properly stewarded and that help is given in providing toilet and refreshment facilities.

 

19/07/2011 15:48:50

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William Paterson Rangers Fan

Match: N/A

Published: 3/6/2013

 

I had the pleasure of sampling the new facilities at St Johnstone recently. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw where they were located as I had mistakenly thought they were located in the stand behind the goal. I prefer to watch the match from the side if possible. The only snag was the food kiosks were downstairs but in this case that seems a bit trivial because I''d far rather congratulate St Johnstone for their endeavours and hope that some other clubs will follow their lead. In my opinion after Tynecastle, St Johnstone is the second best away ground to visit.

 

11/05/2011 15:43:34

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