Disabled spectators

Disabled Facilities

Durham County Cricket works hard to make Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground accessible for everyone. Less able fans will find a host of schemes to help them enjoy their visit to Chester le Street.

Membership

Disabled members can take advantage of a special reduced rate of only £80 for the season. This Membership package provides full benefits to the holder and is a fantastic way to watch Durham play in 2008. Click on the Membership link on the left side of the page for further details.

Visually Impaired

Visually impaired spectators at Durham matches can benefit from the match day commentary supplied by volunteers which is available at home LV=  County Championship matches. The service is free of charge although you are requested to book your place in advance.

Hearing Impaired

There is a loop induction system incorporated into the Members Lounge for hearing impaired spectators.

Wheelchair Spectators

There are a number of services available to spectators at Emirates Durham who have the need the use of a wheelchair.

Wheelchairs (electric and manual) available to prebook.

  • All doors are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair
  • All stands have wheelchair access either via ramps, lifts or are on the ground floor
  • Pavilion access is via the ground floor and there three lifts to all floors
  • 6 disabled toilets within the Don Robson Pavilion, 3 on the east side of the ground and 2 on the west.

31 wheelchair bays situated in front of the western stands including the Don Robson Pavilion and County Stand. The bays provide ample space for a wheelchair and a seat for a carer. Carers are admitted into the ground for free for all Durham matches.

Car Parking

Disabled car parking passes, which enable disabled members to park within the ground, are available at a cost of £60 per season. Spaces are limited.

Employees

The disability symbol, which is a Government initiative, has been developed so employers can show their commitment to good practice in employing disabled people. As an employer Durham County Cricket Club has agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees:

To interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities

To ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what you and they can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities

To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment

To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make your commitments work

Each year, to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them and let employees and the Employment Service know about progress and future plans.

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