The needs of disabled fans must not be ignored when sports stadiums reopen to spectators

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period7 Apr 2021

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe needs of disabled fans must not be ignored when sports stadiums reopen to spectators
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEUROPP – European Politics and Policy academic blog
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/04/21
    DescriptionMost professional sport in Europe has taken place in empty stadiums since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with the proposed return of spectators upon us, Connor Penfold, Paul Kitchin and Paul Darby argue the sports industry must facilitate a disability-inclusive restart for spectator sports. Drawing on a recent study, they outline a series of recommendations that could be used by stadium operators to ensure the pandemic does not lead to further neglect of the needs and rights of disabled people in the context of sport.
    URLhttps://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2021/04/07/the-needs-of-disabled-fans-must-not-be-ignored-when-sports-stadiums-reopen-to-spectators/
    PersonsConnor Penfold, Paul James Kitchin, Paul Darby

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Football
  • Fans
  • Fandom
  • Inclusion