Here at McDiarmid Park we aim to ensure that disabled supporters enjoy their involvement with St Johnstone every bit as much as non-disabled fans. To that end the following information may prove useful.
2014 saw the formation of the St.Johnstone Disabled Supporters Association. Their Facebook page can be found here - HERE
INFORMATION FOR DISABLED SUPPORTERS AT McDIARMID PARK
Details of concessionary pricing for disabled supporters can be found in the 'Disabled Supporters' section of the official club website or from the club’s Disabled Access Officer Beverley Mayer (DAO@perthsaints.co.uk) or telephone 01738 459090.
There are 8 wheelchair spaces available in the Main Stand plus another 11 in the East Stand. Access to these positions is entirely on the level and there are accessible toilets close by. Wheelchair users are admitted at a cost of £14 for adults and £6 for concessions. If the person is accompanied by a Personal Assistant they will be allocated a seat next to the wheelchair user. Where this is not possible the PA will be allocated a seat in the row behind the wheelchair area. The cost of their admission is included in the £14/£6 price. For those without season tickets, booking of wheelchair spaces on a game-by-game basis should be done as early as possible in the week prior to the match. Please contact our Ticket Office on 01738 455000 to do this.
In April 2011 the club opened a new accessible facility for away fans in the north end of the West Stand. Access to these 8 positions is entirely on the level and there is an accessible toilet nearby. Wheelchair supporters are admitted at a cost of £14 for adults and £6 for concessions. If the person is accompanied by a Personal Assistant they will be allocated a seat next to the wheelchair user. Where this is not possible the PA will be allocated a seat either in the row behind or the row in front of the wheelchair user. The cost of their admission is included in the £14/£6 price.
Booking of wheelchair spaces on a game-by-game basis should be done as early as possible in the week prior to the match. Please contact the Ticket Office of your OWN CLUB (i.e. the club visiting McDiarmid Park) who in turn will advise us of all their requirements for admission of wheelchair users. Although this method of pre-booking is recommended to ensure that the facilities are not over-subscribed, we will sell wheelchair user/personal assistant tickets from our Ticket Office on the day of the game (subject to availability).
AMBULANT DISABLED SUPPORTERS
For the purpose of providing ticket information please regard ‘ambulant’ as people who have physical disability, are blind or partially sighted, are deaf or hard of hearing or have communication difficulties or cognitive disabilities.
Our policy is to allow ambulant disabled supporters concessionary rates of admittance in line with wheelchair users i.e. £14 adult /£6 concession for the disabled person with the Personal Assistant price of admission included in the £14 adult/£6 concession. Booking of ambulant disabled tickets tickets should be done as early as possible in the week prior to the match.
St Johnstone supporters should contact the McDiarmid Park Ticket Office (01738 551853) or it you are a visiting supporter please contact the ticket office of your OWN CLUB (i.e. the club visiting McDiarmid Park) who in turn will advise us of all their requirements for the admission of ambulant disabled supporters. Tickets should be collected from our Ticket Office before proceeding to the relevant turnstile/accessible entrance. We will sell unsold ambulant disabled/ personal assistant tickets on the day of the game from our Ticket Office subject to availability. However, the Club reserves the right to request “proof of disability” before any purchase is made.
BLIND & PARTIALLY SIGHTED SUPPORTERS
Hospital Radio Perth provides commentary of our home games and fans who are blind or partially sighted can listen to this commentary via one of our radio receivers. Our receivers are wireless and can be used in any of our four stands. For information on how to book a receiver please contact Beverley Mayer on (01738) 459090 or email DAO@perthsaints.co.uk.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the stadium by prior arrangement. Please contact Beverley Mayer on (01738) 459090 or email DAO@perthsaints.co.uk.
St Johnstone FC has 29 bays set aside for Blue Badge holders, a limited number of which are available to book in advance on a match-by-match basis. These bays are available to both home and visiting supporters and can be booked by contacting Beverley Mayer on (01738) 459090 or email DAO@perthsaints.co.uk . Parking bays are £5 each which is payable on the day.
DISABLED ACCESS OFFICER
The Club's Supporter Liaison Officer Beverley Mayer also holds the role of our Disabled Access Officer. Beverley attends all meetings of the St Johnstone FC Disabled Supporters’ Association. Issues regarding any aspect of accessibility at home or away grounds should be directed to Beverley at the following email address: DAO@perthsaints.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
The club’s Disability Policy can be found HERE
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