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There should be adequate facilities for disabled fans attending matches – Rosena Allin-Khan

Dr
Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour’s Shadow Sports Minister,
responding to the
Culture, Media and Sport select committee report on the accessibility of sports
stadia, said:

“This
report highlights the continuing inaction by a number of clubs in providing
adequate facilities for disable fans attending matches.

“While
there have been improvements by a number of leading clubs throughout British
sport in general, it’s clear that in some areas such as the Premier League,
increased revenues through new TV and commercial deals has not led to the
necessary improvements in stadium accessibility or match day experiences for
these fans.

“The
Premier League must reconfirm its commitment to disabled fans and compel clubs
to make suitable investment to ensure its matches are accessible to all.”