This annual initiative, now in its 11th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.
But we also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan. Rotherham United are pleased to provide 120 wheelchair spaces with raised platforms in various locations of within the AESSEAL New York Stadium, a commentary system for visually impaired supporters offering live coverage of every home game, waitress service for supporters situated in the upper wheelchair areas, 40 disabled car parking spaces which are sold on a seasonal basis and easy access seating at the front of each stand and we welcome all disabled fans along with their families and friends.
As such Rotherham United are pleased to support the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2016 by designating today’s game against Blackburn Rovers to the cause to highlight our support of equal opportunities. We are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who are all #united4access and have chosen to share one common message - access and inclusion for all.
For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF) and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 621 2403.
Alternatively you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets using the hashtag #united4access