Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

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Stadium Information


Ewood Park


Ewood Park

Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters


Mrs Christine Peacock MBE

Telephone no.

01254 508205 / 07717 724646

E-mail address

Disabled Supporters Association


Jennifer Lewis



Website address



Accessibility Information

For UK minimum access standards for new and existing stadia and for good practice guidance please click here.


Getting There & Parking


Parking is limited around the stadium. The number of parking spaces available varies to meet demand for both home and visiting fans. They are in close proximity to the stadium. Seasonal permits for home fans should be booked in advance; match day: advisable to book in advance as it is on first come- first served basis- but some match day parking may be available. There is a standard charge of £10 for car parking for all supporters.


Drop off points are located at the Blackburn End and Darwen End of the stadium. Step-free access around and throughout the stadium.


Accessible travel is available for disabled supporters to away games.


Travel information is listed on the disability matters webpage and is updated as appropriate. 


National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Blackburn Rovers see here for more information.


Level Playing Field have not verified the information given and we suggest that you contact the station direct if you have any access requirements.

Getting a Ticket


Information on purchasing a ticket please visit the Blackburn Rovers Website.


Ticket office telephone: 01254 372000

Email address:


A booking fee of £1 per ticket to a maximum of £2 per transaction applies to all tickets purchased over the phone when using a credit card.


For your comfort, tickets can be collected on match day inside the store rather than the outside collection windows.


A mini-com and a loop system are situated in the Ticket Office, together with a low-level serving counter and check-out. The loop system is also available in Blackburn End Reception.



Online at (not currently available for fans with assistants).
By post (include payment and a stamped addressed envelope).


There is a telephone option for disabled supporters' information with regard to purchasing tickets including Personal Assistant tickets.


On dialling the ticket hotline number, 01254 372000  you will be offered a series of 3 options.


Select option 1 'Latest standard and disabled supporter information'


You will then be offered a further 4 options - select option 4 'Our disabled supporter ticket information'.


For additional information contact the Accessibility Officer Christine Peacock on 07717 724646

Spectator Viewing areas


Home supporters have up to 262 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside. Up to 30 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away section for away supporters. Additional spaces may be available on request. Pitchside positions give partial cover with PA’s seated slightly behind. No specific numbers of tickets are allocated for the ambulant disabled. The club advise that ambulant disabled supporters can generally sit where they wish, but front row pitchside offers step-free access and accommodation for fans with an assistance dog.


NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 183 wheelchair spaces and they exceed that figure. 75% of these should be elevated positions and the remaining 25% pitchside.


LPF's view is that many disabled supporters should be able to access general seating areas and only those with specific needs eg those who require extra legroom, or access via aisle seats or who need step free access etc. should be allocated seats in the dedicated areas.


Based on the above, the club therefore exceeds the current minimum guidance.

Accessible amenities


There are 14 accessible toilets in the main lower concourses all equipped with emergency alarms and 20 accessible toilets for ambulant supporters in the upper tiers. 14 non-dedicated catering outlets serve lower concourse areas with Steward Assistance available on request at the point of entry.


Accessible services & information


Radio Rovers ceased broadcasting from the start of the season and Blackburn Rovers are exploring alternatives for commentary for their blind fans. We would suggest contacting the club before your visit to see what their current provision is. Abridged Braille and audio Match day programmes are available. Hearing loops are positioned in ticket offices, retail outlets, and reception. Portable hearing systems available for function rooms. Rest points are located outside the stadium and inside the concourse areas.


Assistance Dogs are welcome at Ewood Park, but fans are asked to contact the Club in advance to ensure appropriate seating is available.


Blackburn also provide Assistant Tickets through the Club’s Assisted Supporter Scheme; it is for the supporter to choose who their Assistant is. Applications should be made in advance of a game.

Braille and /or audio version of match day programme available on request as are versions of menus in Blues and versions of the Customer Charter. Other accessible formats of other documentation are available on request.


Blackburn Rovers also offer concourse seating areas. There is also a sensory room in the Family Lounge for children with disabilities and families attending a match. The re-located Family Stand is now in the lower tier and accessible for wheelchair users.


Communication aids are available for fans requiring additional support and use symbols or easy-read formats. For further details please contact the Access Officer.


Blackburn Rovers Club Website - Disabled Supporters Information


Updated November 2017.

DSA Additional Information


Updated 24th May 2018

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Brian Wright

Match: Blackburn Rovers v Oxford Utd

Published: 7/5/2018


i attended the Oxford game as a neutral with some mates from Abingdon and I have to say that the viewing positions for wheelchair users are possibly the worst I have come across. We were allocated places on the front row tucked into a corner but it was obvious that our view was going to be restricted because of the stewards gathered in front of us monitoring the crowd behind the goal. We  decided to move further along the front as there were several empty seats that we could park our chairs in front of! which naturally are not as wide as our chairs. But sadly this did not help much as not only did we have an advertising hoarding in front (which runs the length of the pitch) but the pitch is raised also. In fact one of our number who was vertically challenged couldn't see anything at all! 


We we had a long chat with one of the officials who asked if we were OK. Having told her our predicament we were informed that although the ground was redeveloped in 1993 for some reason the disabled supporters did not want any raised viewing platforms which I found hard to believe. So all the wheelchair spaces were pitchside.  Since the first three rows were covered in netting it wouldn't be that difficult to construct some raised areas instead of the seats which would solve the problem.


I must say say I couldn't fault the stewards who were trying to help us but they were very limited in what they could do And the parking arrangements were perfect but this is pointless if you can't watch the game the same as any other supporter. 


I feel sorry for the home supporters who have to endure this experience and I certainly won't be returning anytime soon. 


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Lin Corbett

Match: V Wolves 6th October 2012

Published: 6/10/2012


We only had ambulant disabled supporters in our party for this match. Pricing was full price for disabled fans and a free ticket for their helpers. We were concerned as once again our tickets were near the back of the stand and the view for those who had limited mobility and were unable to stand for would  be obscured by fans in front standing. However, when we arrived we were taken in through the disabled entrance and were given seats at the front of the stand without even having to ask! The facilities were good and the disability stewards were very attentive and helpful.


Well done Blackburn you are a shining example of how to meet the needs of disabled supporters!

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Mrs W

Match: Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool 03/03/2011

Published: 3/3/2011


The "Visiting Disabled Supporters Information Sheet" supplied with the tickets was a useful document to receive. Facilities and services are fully described.


However, only 2 parking spaces are available for visiting supporters next to the ground, which is essential for larger wheelchair-accessible vehicles.


Disabled help stewards were situated at the entrance to the stadium, but there was no assistance to our seat/position (as stated on information sheet). Very confusing for away fans as wheelchair bays are not marked out. Wheelchairs have to be positioned in front of the first row, and as they are wider than the standard seat width, the helper has to stand-there is no room for them to sit alongside.


Matchday steward on pitch remained standing after the game had started, catering staff appeared not to have received disability awareness training and were very unhelpful, and there were no disabled help stewards located in the concourse to provide assistance with purchasing programmes/visiting toilet.


Disappointing overall.

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Gary Deards

Match: v. Reading - 2008

Published: 22/10/2008


view from away wheelchair section

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Gary Deards

Match: v. Man Utd 2004

Published: 22/10/2004


Away wheelchair positions

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