Vitória de Guimarães

 

Stadium Information

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Vitória de Guimarães

Stadium

Estadio D. Afonso Henriques

Address

Av. São Gonçalo 1028

Guimarães

Portugal

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Access Information for Disabled Supporters

Getting there and Parking

 

Accessible public transport is limited across the city.

CAFE understands that some bus routes have wheelchair accessible vehicles with low-level floors and ramped access. These vehicles have space to accommodate on wheelchair user.

CAFE understands that Rádiotaxi Central provides wheelchair accessible taxis. CAFE would recommend disabled passengers pre-book journeys in advance by telephone:-

T: +351 253 525 252

Uber also operate in Guimarães. It may be possible to order wheelchair accessible vehicles via the Uber app.

 

The nearest airport to the stadium is Porto airport. From here it is approximately a 45 minutes journey to the stadium.

 

From Guimarães station, the stadium is approximately a 10 -15 minute journey by taxi. Disabled passengers can also take bus TUG H00 from outside the station and alight at Estadio bus stop (15 stops). From this stop, the stadium is approximately a 200 metre walk. Approximate journey time by bus is 35 minutes.

 

A limited number of accessible car parking spaces are available in stadium's underground car park.

 

There are some steep slopes leading to the stadium podium which wheelchair users and supporters with reduce mobilty may find difficult to access

Getting a Ticket

 

CAFE understands that accessible area tickets can be bought in person at the club's ticket office located at the stadium. Please note that there are no low-level serving windows at the ticket offices. 

Spectator Viewing areas

 

There are two accessible entrances at the stadium Gate 4 in the south sector and Gate 13 in the north sector. There is limited signage indicating the location of the accessible entrance points.

 

For the UEFA Nations League Finals the accessible entrance points used for domestic matches will be renumbered to Gate 8 and Gate 15.

 

The stadium has 35 wheelchair user spaces on level 1 for general spectators. There are 15 wheelchair user spaces in the North stand and 20 wheelchair user spaces in the South stand. Wheelchair user spaces have adjacent companion seating and sufficient space for egress.

 

Sightlines from both wheelchair user viewing areas are obstructed, particularly if supporters in front stand up.

 

There are currently no wheelchair user spaces in the VIP and hospitality areas. 

 

The stadium has advised that for domestic games there are no designated easy access seating available. For the UEFA Nations League Final 30 easy access seats will be located across sectors WE, NE, ND and SD.

 

Amenities

 

Concessions and refreshment kiosks are located near to accessible viewing areas. However, there are no low-level counters or priority lanes are available.

 

There is one accessible unisex toilet located in the north sector and one accessible unisex toilet located in the south sector.

 

Both toilets are located close to the wheelchair viewing areas.

 

Both accessible toilets offer either left or right-hand transfers and have sufficient space for a wheelchair user and companion to enter, where required.

 

There are no ambulant disabled cubicles available at the stadium.

 

There are no Changing Places toilet facilities available.

Services

 

For the UEFA Nations League Finals, an audio descriptive commentary (ADC) service will be provided in two languages (English and Portuguese).

Public frequency for both games to be played at the stadium are:

  • 89.3 MHz for Portuguese
  • 90.1 MHz for English

Additional headsets will be available for any disabled spectators who wish to use the ADC service and may have forgotten to bring their headphones or device with them.

 

The headsets will be available for collection on a first come, first served basis at both accessible entrance points – gates 8 and 15.

 

Assistive listening devices (hearing loops) are not provided at the stadium.

 

Guide and assistance dogs are able to be permitted into the stadium.

 

First aid rooms are located close to the accesible viewing areas and are accessible for disabled spectators.

 

Disabled spectators on located in accessible seating can exit directly to the stadium perimeter.

 

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.

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.

 

Please upload any photos or any documents that help to explain your match day experience.

 

Your comments are important and will assist other disabled fans planning to visit this stadium and may help the stadium or club to improve its existing facilities and services. If you prefer, you can also post your fans comments anonymously.

 

Please note – To ensure comments posted are without malice, they are authorised by CAFE before being published on this website.

 

If you require assistance in using this section, please contact us by email at info@cafefootball.eu or send us a tweet@cafefootball or telephone +44(0)20 8621 2405 or Skype us at cafe-football and we will be pleased to help.

 

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