Accessibility Gateshead

Tickets

Wheelchair positions are available in the South West Corner of the venue and include a free companion ticket. These positions will be allocated with 2 metre social distancing from other parties. A shelter covers some of these positions from the elements but not all. Some of the positions are accessible via a ramp.

Ambulant disabled seating is available in the South Terrace with ramped access and one small step onto the row of seats. A free companion ticket is also available should you be unable to attend the event without assistance. This stand has no roof cover and is open to the elements.

Accessible tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are available from 10am on Monday 17th May.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the accessibility team on 0800 640 5001 (open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm). Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles.

A range of frequently asked questions for the event can be found here

 

Blue Badge Parking

Blue badge parking available at the stadium. To book this please email accessibility@britishathletics.org.uk with:

Name of badge holder:

On the day contact number:

Badge number:

Issuing council:

Expiry date:

Car registration, make and model:

There will be a road closure in place around the stadium so those using the blue badge car park must be parked in the car park by 16.45. On exit you may have to wait for a period of time until it is deemed safe for to you exit the car park.

 

Face Coverings

Face coverings will be mandatory at the event.

If you are medically exempt from wearing a face covering under Government guidelines, you do not have to wear one, but you may wish to use one of the Government resources to demonstrate this, including the use of a GP letter and/or hidden disabilities card and lanyard. Any exemptions must be made known to British Athletics in advance of attending the event by email to: accessibility@britishathletics.org.uk and the party will be re-allocated seats in areas where two metre social distancing can be observed.

 

Accessible Entry

Talk to a member of staff at the stadium entrance if you are unable to wait in a queue for a period of time. They will organise priority entry for you as soon as the gates open.

 

Guide and Assistance Dogs

Guide and Assistance Dogs are very welcome at the International Stadium.

 

Accessible Toilets

All of the Gateshead International Stadium accessible toilets are unisex. These toilets are larger than standard toilets.

 

Medication

Spectators are advised to bring medication in its original packaging and only enough for use during the event. All spectators are subject to bag searches and any unmarked/unpackaged medication will be confiscated.

There is no refrigeration on site so please make sure that you package your medication appropriately for the duration of your visit; we suggest bringing a small cool bag for any medication which needs to be kept cool.

 

Food and drink

There is no food and drink available to purchase at this event.

A small amount of cold food for personal consumption can be brought into the venue. Sealed plastic bottles of water or juice under 500ml are permitted but no glass bottles, cans, flasks or picnic hampers are allowed.

A bottle of water will be available for spectators to collect inside the stadium.

 

Special Effects and Entertainment

Please be aware that pyrotechnics, strobe lighting and special effects may be used at this event.