Ballymena Showgrounds Stadium name: Ballymena Showgrounds Club: Ballymena United F.C. Address: Warden Street, Ballymena BT43 7DR Club website: http://www.ballymenaunitedfc.com/ Disability Access Officer (DAO) details DAO name: Stephen Heron Phone number: 00447711196820 Email: [email protected] Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) details DSA name: ---------- Phone number: ---------- Email: ---------- Website: ---------- Getting to the stadium Train: Ballymena has a train station. Bus: ---------- Air: There are two international airports close to Ballymena: the George Best Belfast City Airport and the Belfast International Airport. Metro/Tram: ---------- Taxi: ---------- Accessible parking and drop-off/pick-up points There is accessible parking available directly beside the stadium. Permits are not required, and parking is stewarded on matchdays. Ticketing Personal Assistant tickets are complimentary for home supporters but not away supporters. For more information, contact the club directly. Entering the stadium ---------- Stadium map ---------- Spectator viewing areas Wheelchair User spaces: 18 for home supporters. These are located at the back of the Home stand. 18 for away supporters. There are located at the back of the Away stand. Sightlines are good, seats are sheltered and there are no obstructed views. Personal Assistants can be seated adjacent to the wheelchair user. Easy Access seating spaces: 18, located in the back stand. Sightlines are good and seating is sheltered. Other areas: There are seats for blind and partially sighted home supporters situated in the back row of hte main home stand. Seats are not sheltered. Personal Assistants can be seated adjacently. Away fans sit at the back of the away stand. Accessible concessions There are accessible refreshment kiosks with low level counters. These are located under the main stand. Accessible toilets There are 2 accessible toilets, located on the same level as the wheelchair user area. Toilets have level access, grab rails and sufficient space for a wheelchair user and Personal Assistant. A key is required to open the toilets, but toilets are not stewarded on matchdays. Accessible services Guide dogs are allowed in the stadium. Useful publications and policies For further information, please refer to ‘Access for All’ – the UEFA and CAFE Good Practice Guide to Creating an Accessible Stadium and Matchday Experience. The guide is available to download in multiple languages here. Stadium photos Accessible seating are for away fans Accessible seating area for home fans Last Updated: ---------- The above information comes from a CAFE stadia report. Fans comments If you have visited this stadium before, CAFE invites you to HAVE YOUR SAY and share your matchday experience. Comments, photos and videos can be uploaded below, and you can upload anonymously if you would prefer. Your comments are important and will assist other disabled fans planning to visit this stadium. There has also been a number of instances where disabled fans comments have directly led to a stadium or club improving its existing facilities and services. If you wish to send more detailed feedback, you can download the CAFE matchday evaluation form here. For further information, please contact CAFE at [email protected].