Information for disabled visiting fans to Pride Park Stadium
Derby County recognise that disabled supporters may need assistance to fully enjoy their match day experience and offer a variety of 'reasonable adjustments' to ensure this happens.
All reasonable adjustments are subject to qualification and availability.
These include: Personal Assistant / Essential Companion; Wheelchair spaces (front row or raised viewing platform); Accessible toilets (radar key operated); limited parking for blue badge holders adjacent to the stadium.
In order to book the above supporters MUST contact the clubs Disabled Liaison Officer -
EMMA DRURY on 0871 472 1884 (option 1) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride Park Stadium is well staffed by safety stewards on match days. All stewards as part of their training receive training in disabilities and will provide assistance if requested. All stewards wear high visibility jackets with numbers on. If you get good treatment (or otherwise) from our stewards please let us know, along with the coat number and we will pass that information on.
HOW TO GET TO PRIDE PARK STADIUM
From the north (M1)
Leave the M1 at junction 28 and head south along the A38 and A61 to Derby, follow the brown football signs to Pride Park Stadium. (Distance from J28 is approximately 18miles)
From the South (M1)
Leave at M1 at junction 25 and take A52 to Derby, follow the brown football signs to Pride Park Stadium. Pride Park is adjacent to the A52 signposted and clearly visible.
(Distance from J25 is approximately 11 miles)
From the West
From the A50 exit at junction 2 and head north along the A6. Follow the brown football signs to Pride Park Stadium.
Derby Railway Station is approximately a 15 minute walk from Pride Park Stadium. Wheelchair access or egress from most platforms is via a lift.
If you are coming to the match you may want to make a weekend of it. Derby is a walkable small city and the majority of places are both disabled and wheelchair friendly.
There are a number of hotels on Pride Park itself, all of which have wheelchair friendly access. Derby City Centre (less than 1 mile from the stadium) has a number of other hotels available - Travelodge, the Leonardo Inn etc.
Travelodge, Prospect Place, Millenium Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HG (nearest hotel to the stadium)
All bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms. This hotel has accessible bathrooms, but no wetrooms with suitable wheelchair access.
Premier Inn (Derby East) Wyvern Business Park, Stanier Way, Derby DE21 6BF
Holiday Inn Express, Derby Pride Park
The hotel has 8 accessible rooms. All are specially adapted - featuring wider doorways, easy to access showers, grab rails and emergency cords.
The hotel has a number of accessible rooms that offer wider entry and bathroom doorways, mid-height light switches and power outlets, maneuvering space on both sides of the bed, wheeled shower chair, grab rails and raised toilet seat in the bathrooms. A vibrating pillow is available on request.
(Please note that the information posted above has been taken from the hotels access statement or from information given to DCDSC by the hotel. Please check that the hotel meets your needs before booking)
Looking for some thing to eat after your journey?
The Pride Park area has a choice of places to eat - Frankie & Benny's, Mezzo, Severn and the Harvester and Merlin Public Houses to name a few. All get very busy on match days, especially before the game. We recommend that you book ahead to ensure availability.
There are a number of Subway franchise's in the area but if its fast food you require, the holy grail of McDonalds, KFC & Burger King are very close by (approx 200m for the 1st & 2nd and approx 800m for the 3rd) offering eat-in, takeaway and drive-through options.