BBC Investigation: Is the Premier League failing disabled fans?

BBC Investigation: Is the Premier League failing disabled fans?

Joyce Cook, OBE, Chair of Level Playing Field, was responding to a BBC study that found that only three top-flight stadiums currently provide the required number of wheelchair spaces.

Of the 20 clubs in the Premier League, eight fail to offer even half of what they should under national guidelines - a situation that has remained largely unchanged for more than five years.

She called for radical change, claiming football has become "stuck" on the subject of disability.

"The experience for a disabled football fan is very varied, but it's nothing like that of a non-disabled fan," she said.

"It's hard to get tickets, specifically for away games and especially for wheelchair users. When you get there, the sight lines can be pretty grim and it can be quite a miserable experience.