Leicester City FC makes substantial accessibility upgrades to stadium

StadiumLeicester City is one of a handful clubs to install Changing Places toilets. Getty

Leicester City Football Club has announced a stadium-wide upgrade in the facilities available for supporters with disabilities, including a new Changing Places installation.

Following the upgrades, the club can now offer pitch level seating, in the East and West stands, for wheelchair users with spaces for carers, upper and lower platform seating for wheelchair users throughout the ground, with spaces for carers and designated seating throughout the stadium for ambulant supporters with disabilities.

A Changing Places toilet was installed in the South Stand and offers a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, tracking hoist and adequate space in the room for supporters with disabilities and their carers. In addition, accessibility toilets have recently been refurbished in the hospitality areas.

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The club has also introduced hearing loops throughout all concourses and hospitality areas of the King Power Stadium. It also now offers an audio descriptive service which provides supporters with visual impairments a real-time account of the match action, which differs to traditional radio commentary and is designed to bring supporters closer to the action.

The club said it is committed to continually improving the facilities and accessibility of the ground. It recently appointed DJS Research to conduct an independent survey amongst supporters to gauge what upgrades supporters would like to see.

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