Premier League clubs face legal threat unless disabled access is improved

• EHRC chair David Isaacs says the time for excuses from the clubs is over
• Thirteen of 20 top-flight teams do not have required wheelchair spaces

Premier League clubs’ failure to provide minimum levels of access for disabled supporters has been described as “disappointing” by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which has again threatened legal action if they do not comply.

The warning followed a Premier League report which revealed that 13 of its 20 clubs’ grounds do not incorporate the minimum number of wheelchair spaces set out in the accessible stadia guide (ASG), and that nine of the clubs will not make the necessary improvements in time for the league’s own self-imposed deadline of this August.

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