By John Pring in Disability News Service.
At least eight Premier League football clubs are set to break their promises to meet decent standards on access for disabled supporters in time for next August’s deadline, MPs have been told.
Joyce Cook, chair of the user-led charity Level Playing Field, told the Commons culture, media and sport committee’s inquiry into the accessibility of sports stadiums that the continuing failure of some Premier League clubs on access was “obscene” when there was so much money at the top end of the sport.
The Premier League announced last September that all 20 clubs had agreed to comply with the Accessible Stadia Guide – which was published 13 years ago, and includes guidelines on accessible information, the minimum number of wheelchair spaces for spectators and the location of viewing areas for disabled fans – by August 2017.
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