Access to Wembley Stadium
Wembley stadium is the home of English Football, it’s where the England team play their home games. Do not think that the stadium is only used for football. Saracens rugby club play the occasional important match there. It is close to Allianz Park, their home ground. Other activities take place at Wembley Stadium as well. Here is some information on access to Wembley stadium.
The earlier Wembley stadium, originally called the Empire Stadium, was often referred to as “The Twin Towers”. It was one of the world’s most famous football stadiums until its demolition in 2003
The new stadium was opened in 2007
A signature feature of Wembley stadium is the 134-metre-high (440 ft) Wembley Arch. With a span of 317 metres (1,040 ft), this steel arch is the longest single-span roof structure in the world. It is so high that the Wembley Arch requires a light or beacon for low-flying aircraft.
Access to Wembley stadium
Wembley Park is on both the Jubilee and Metropolitan underground lines. Travel on the Metroplitan line for good access from the train to stret level. The Jubilee line does not seem to offer stepfree access from the train but good access from platform to street. My best advice would be to check with TfL or look at the website shown below.
Wembley Central is on the Bakerloo underground line and the London Overground line. Wembley Central is a 2km journey to the Stadium. None of the platforms at Wembley Central have step free access at the moment. There is a proposal to install lifts to platforms 1 and 2 as part of the redevelopment of the shopping centre above. If you are have a physical disability or are a wheelchair user then it is sensible to avoid this station.
Wembley Stadium is on the Chiltern train line. The Chiltern line travels from the Midlands, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. It is about 750 metres from the station to the stadium. If you are a wheelchair user you will need to call Chiltern Railways to ensure a wheelchair ramp is on standby to facilitate access from the train to the platform. Don’t leave it until the last minute. The number for Chiltern Customer Services: 08456 005 165.
Click on Disabled Access to Wembley stadium for more detailed and upto date information.
Access by car
Spaces for Blue Badge holders are available in both the Stadium car-parks. You will need to book them in advance. Leaving the stadium by car can be a very slow process, sometimes it can take as long as an hour to get from the stadium onto the North Circular.
Once you are there
There is an accessible entrance at every set of turnstiles for wheelchair users, semi-ambulant visitors and those with assistance dogs. Trained stewards man all the turnstiles.
The stadium is well designed. Disabled person requirements are a part of the build and are not an add-on. The outer concourse area and ramps are smooth surfaces (tarmac and block work) for ease of access. There are plenty of lifts. Disabled toilets will require a RADAR key and RADAR keys are available at information desks or ask a steward if you do not have yours with you.
All stewards should have received training to assisting disabled visitors. I have not needed to test any of them yet.
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Inside Wembley stadium
There are 310 places for wheelchair users and and their companion.. The seats are in all parts of the stadium.
You can take Wheelchairs and mobility scooters into the stadium but remember no speeding. The speed limit is 4 mph.
Click on Disabled Access Seating for more detailed information.
It is very good to find a public place designed with the disabled in mind. I have visited the stadium a couple of times and the facilities were excellent. I am quite sure they still are very good.