Disabled back football

July 11, 1997

DISABLED football fans are getting a better deal from the game because of improvements to grounds over the past five years, researchers have found. A survey of 1,200 supporters with disabilities, including poor mobility, blindness and deafness, heard praise for the way stadiums had become more accessible since the last survey, in 1992.

But Sean Perkins, research associate at the Sir Norman Chester Centre for football research in Leicester, said disabled fans want to be able to mix with other supporters and more consultation over ground changes.

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