Monthly Archives: March 2014

LATEST NEWS ON THE HAMPDEN ISSUE

In February the S.D.S.A. were invited to a meeting with Shona Robison The Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport. The meeting took place today with all S.D.S.A. office bearers attending, supported by George Adam MSP along with the minister and her team. 

Ms Robison, who is also responsibility for Equalities, took on board the S.D.S.A.’s aspirations to have more accessible spectating spaces available in the National Stadium at Hampden Park. Ms Robison appeared keen to explore every opportunity possible to improve the current facilities.

Previous to this meeting the S.D.S.A. chairman Keith Ferguson met with senior representatives from Hampden Park Ltd & the Scottish Football Association on the 13th March at the National Stadium. Discussions were positive including such subjects as improving the established accessible areas and increasing choice by adding other accessible facilities elsewhere in the stadium.

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Discussions are at an early stage and at the moment the focus is on readiness for the Commonwealth Games 2014 however further information will be distributed when available so watch this space!

 

 

 

NEW WHEELCHAIR USER AREA AT CELTIC PARK

Following on from the story which appeared on the CAFE web site (see http://www.cafefootball.eu/en/news/celtic-creates-extra-spaces-disabled-fans), Representatives of the SDSA visited Celtic Park on the 14th February to view the new wheelchair area for home fans. The new viewing areas are displayed in the group of photographs below.

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Also you will see pictures of the new accessible toilet (there are another 2 in the area) and kiosk. Adjacent to the viewing area is a lounge area fitted with wide screen televisions for disabled Celtic fans to use before and after the match,with after match catering also available. Celtic F.C. and the CDSA, who worked closely throughout the project, are to be congratulated on the facilities and also on ensuring sightlines are good by closing down the two rows of seats immediately in front of the wheelchair area.