A Northern Ireland disabled fan's experience of an away match against Estonia is detailed below by Aubrey Bingham. 

I am a Northern Ireland Football supporter, a wheelchair user and attend as many matches as possible, home and away. My latest 'adventure' was to the recent qualifier in Estonia.  Several months prior to the game I tried to find out about wheelchair access, tickets etc.  I was informed by the IFA that the Northern Ireland fans would be housed in a stand at one end of stadium, but that this stand was not wheelchair accessible and I should make direct contact with the Estonian FA/Stadium to acquire tickets for another part of the ground.  Now as with all fans, you want to sit with your own supporters... however I was informed that this wasn't possible and that the most suitable area for wheelchair users was in the Main standso I purchased 3 tickets one for me the rest for non-disabled friends.

Once arriving in Estonia we took a taxi out to the ground.  We made our way to the main stand, through security and asked a stadium employee where I should go to gain access to the stand. He pointed to a flight of approx 20 steps!After some discussion, I got 'hoisted' up the steps by staff and friends (a situation most wheelchair users try to avoid if at all possible).  The accessible areawas in a reasonable position, situated at the rear of the first tier of seats in a level area at the half way line.   At half-time I made my way out unto the concourse behind the stand where the usual food, drinks and toilets are.  I couldn’t see an accessible toilet so I tried to get into the standard toiletbut I couldn’t fit into any of the cubicles. I approached a member of staff and asked about the wheelchair accessible toilet, and after much scratching of heads and discussions on walkie-talkies, I was told there was no accessible toilets in the stadium!  I had no otheralternative than to be lifted back down the steps, call a taxi, return to my hotel and use the toilet there, of course by which point the match was nearly over so I didn’t bother going back to the stadium. 

The stadium looked quite modern and had apparently had some sort of refurbishment recently, obviously access considerations weren’t part of their thinking!