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New facilities for disabled fans

by: theterras

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Work has commenced on building a new disabled viewing area at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

The new area will provide space for 14 people, including 8 wheelchairs, and vastly improve the matchday experience for our disabled fans. It will include a raised platform, which will provide an improved view of the pitch, an access ramp and an accessible toilet.

Funding for the facility was secured in 2019 when The Terras, in partnership with Dorset Abilities Group, won a grant of £25,000 worth of building materials from nationwide building supplier, Buildbase.

Work is being undertaken by Nova Builders, a Weymouth based company who also sponsor The Terras away shirts. The start of the project was delayed due to Covid-19 and drainage issues, which have now been solved.

Terras Director, Mark Golsby, said “we are delighted to start work on improving the facilities for our disabled fans and ensuring they have the facilities they need to help them enjoy the match.

“The previous viewing area was at ground level and sightlines were often blocked by managers and coaching staff standing in the technical area. With the raised platform fans will be able to see all parts of the pitch.

“It’s important for us that all members of our community can enjoy their visit to the stadium.”

The new viewing area should be ready for the start of the 2021/22 season when we look forward to welcoming fans back to the Bob Lucas Stadium.

More information on disabled facilities and match day ticketing is available here.