Yeovil Town Football Club Disabled Supporters Association

Disabled Information & Facilities Brief


Arriving and departing Yeovil by train

The stadium is 3.4 miles out of Yeovil town centre and 5.1 miles from the train station; therefore if you are arriving by train, we suggest that you book a taxi from the station and back to the station after the game, before your day of travel. This is because there is no guarantee that there will be a taxi at the station on your arrival plus no taxis are available outside the stadium after the game, unless pre-booked.

Like most football grounds, getting away after the game can be a nightmare. Therefore, we suggest that you book your return train travel time out of Yeovil at least an hour and thirty minutes after the end of the game.

Parking 

There is good parking onsite and easy access. Accessible parking bays are reserved for members of YTFC Disabled Supporters Association, who are allocated accessible bays behind the Tamburino Stand (Gate A) and against the back of the Screwfix Stand (Gate B), after they have purchased a season parking permit. There are also a number of accessible bays at the top of the slope behind the Screwfix Stand, which are available on a first come first served basis, plus a Disabled Supporters Compound. 

The drivers of ALL non-season parking permit holder cars will be charged £3 per match by the club, as they enter the stadium grounds. For help, look out for the DSA stewards in a red, white and grey hooped tabard. Any other Blue Badge holders, both home and away, are advised to contact Sharon Swain on 07790 375250, prior to the day of the match, for accessible parking bay availability. Access to the stadium is generally flat from the reserved accessible parking spaces behind the Tamburino Stand but on a slope from the reserved & unreserved accessible parking spaces behind the Screwfix Stand. 

Disabled Fan Segregation

There is segregation of disabled supporters; away supporters sit in the away end with the away supporters.

Wheelchair Places

Wheelchair users are accommodated in 4 sets of bays set into the front of the Screwfix Stand at pitch level, all bays having room for around 5 wheelchairs. There is no provision for companions or assistants to sit alongside the wheelchair user but there is a companion'™s row directly behind the bays. One companion with any disabled person using a wheelchair receives their admission to the ground free of charge. Visiting Disabled supporters are accommodated at the away end side of the Screwfix Stand and have 5 wheelchair places. For help, look out for and ask a Steward.

                                                                                                        Wheelchair Hire

We have three adult & one child's wheelchair, plus 16 waterproof blankets, available for free hire whilst at the match. Supporters wishing to use the wheelchair and blanket service are advised to contact the nearest Steward on arrival at the match and then return the equipment to the nearest Steward, after the match. 

Deaf and hard of hearing fans

There are no specific arrangements in place for deaf or hard of hearing fans.

Blind and partially sighted fans

There is a dedicated audio described Soccer Sight commentary service, with 10 headsets available for use by Home & Away supporters. Commentary commences approximately five minutes before kickoff , just as the teams come out. Supporters wishing to use this commentary service are advised to contact the nearest Steward on arrival at the match and then return the equipment to the nearest Steward, after the match.

                                                              

Fans with learning disabilities 

There are no specific arrangements in place for fans with learning (or intellectual) disabilities.

Ambulant fans

Supporters with ambulatory disabilities on digression will qualify for a complimentary companion's ticket, provided that they are in receipt of the middle or higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance (mobility or care component) and have access to seating nearest the entrances/exits. We advise you to contact the club for further details.  

Toilets & Catering

One adapted toilet (alarmed) in each covered stand in close proximity, which is entered by RADAR key. There are no dedicated catering outlets but they are handily sited behind the stands. Access to both snack bars in the Screwfix Community Stand is level and flat and there is a disabled toilet beside the snack bar nearest to the home end terrace.  

Away Accessible Transport

There are no specific arrangements in place.  

Ticket Information

Supporters requiring access to designated areas are advised to purchase tickets in advance if they do not hold a season ticket. For all the latest ticket information, please ring the Ticket Office or visit the club official website.

The Club Shop, Bars and Other Facilities

The club shop is situated underneath the Tamburino Stand opposite the Screwfix Community Stand and is accessible via a small step. Beware of the camber of the ground outside the Tamburino Stand; it tends to vary a bit. 

The club's bars and conference facilities are all situated on the first floor of the Tamburino Stand and are accessible via a purpose built lift situated next to the Green & White Supporters Club shop, at the far end of the stand.

The club have a temporary Marquee bar on the far side of the all-weather pitch at Huish Park, opposite the corner of the Tamburino Stand and the Thatchers Terrace. The Marquee is wheelchair accessible and away supporters are catered for before the match but not after the match. Some visiting club supporters are excluded upon advice from the police. Otherwise for the thirsty disabled supporters, the nearest pubs to the ground are The Arrow, The Airfield Tavern and The Bell; they are all around a quarter-of a mile from Huish Park. Happily they are all wheelchair-friendly. 

Address and Contact Details

Yeovil Town Football Club, Huish Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF

Telephone: 01935 423662             Fax: 01935 473956/847886

Ticket Office: 01935 847888 

Stadium Manager: James Hillier (01935) 423662 Email jhillier@ytfc.net

Supporter Liaison Officer: Alex O'Loughlin (01935) 847891 Email  aoloughlin@ytfc.net

Websites: www.ytfcdsa.net -  www.ytfc.net - www.levelplayingfield.org.uk - www.football-league.co.uk and www.ciderspace.co.uk

 

Yeovil Town Football Club Disabled Supporters Association

 Chairman & Disability Liaison Officer: Bruce James - Mobile 07861 684152 - Email dlo@ytfc.net


Secretary:  Sharon Swain 01935 706281 Mobile 07790 375250 Email swainfoley@btinternet.com


Media Rep: David Munn 01404 850962 Mobile 07891 986053 Email d.g.munn@btinternet.com


Stadium Manager: James Hillier Mobile 07779 261814  Email: jhillier@ytfc.net



Directions to Huish Park

From the Midlands and North

Take the M5 south to junction 25 (Taunton). Take the A358 signposted Ilminster until joining the A303 at Horton Cross. Continue along the A303 in an easterly direction which is signposted Andover and London until the Cartgate roundabout and then take the A3088 which is signposted Yeovil.

At the first roundabout take the first exit along Bunford Lane, go straight over the next roundabout and take the first exit at the next roundabout into Lufton Way. The main entrance to the stadium is on the right.

From London and the Home Counties

Take the M3 and the A303 until the Cartgate roundabout, junction with A3088 signposted for Yeovil.

At the first roundabout take the first exit along Bunford Lane, go straight over the next roundabout and take the first exit at the next roundabout into Lufton Way. The main entrance to the stadium is on the right.

From the South via A30

Take the A30 into Yeovil until the Kingston roundabout, and then follow signs for Taunton (A358) along Preston Road to the roundabout at Western Avenue (Asda Store on the left). Go straight over the roundabout into Lufton Way. The main entrance to the stadium is on the right.

From the West Country via the A30

Take the A30 into Yeovil; at the first roundabout in West Coker Road take the first exit. At the bottom of the hill, take the first exit again at the roundabout, the second exit at the following roundabout and then straight over the next.

This will lead you to the Western Avenue roundabout. Take the first exit at this roundabout into Lufton Way and the main entrance to the stadium is on the right. 

From the West Country via A303

Take the A303 to the Cartgate Roundabout and take junction A3088 sign-posted for Yeovil. At the first roundabout, take the first exit along Bunford Lane, go straight over the next roundabout and take the first exit again at the next roundabout into Lufton Way. The  main entrance to the stadium is on the right. 

For more details about Huish Park Facilities, please refer to the attached stadium plan.