Promoting universal accessibility for disabled and older fans to European stadia: A Holistic Journey Sequence Approach (HOPES)

Juan Luis Paramio-Salcines, Paul James Kitchin, Phil Downs

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to reinforce the notion that designing accessible and inclusive sport enviroments can have economic, social, and operational benefits and implicity benefits the whole of society. It is primarily intended for those students who might pursue a professional career in the sport venue industry. It can also be beneficial to sport governing body administrators, public servants and industry practitioners. Considering that universal accessibility is a complex issue, the planning, design, and management of stadia should not be the exclusive concern of architects and engineers as it has been in the past, and they should work closely with key stakeholders such as facility managers, contractors, professional experts like DLOs at club level, groups of fans with different disabilities and local official from the early stages. All of them should be familiar with relevant legislation, best practices of venues at global level, along with knowing the needs and expectations of both segments of consumers and spectators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Sport Business
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter27
Pages530-560
Number of pages30
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-26547-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-29136-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Disability Liaison Officer
  • Sport Management

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Commissioned report
    • 2 Conference contribution

    Developing an Accessibility League Table in European Football: What is an Appropriate Methodology?

    Paramio-Salcines, J. L., Walters, G. & Kitchin, P. J., Sep 2019, Book of Abstracts: 27th European Sport Management Conference, Seville. p. 699-701

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    File

    An investigation into the engagement of disabled people in European football.

    Kitchin, P. J. & Bloomer, S., 31 Mar 2017, (In preparation) Unknown Publisher. 53 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    File
  • The Engagement of Disabled People in European Football: Best Practice Cases

    Kitchin, P. J. & Bloomer, S., 14 Jun 2017, 30 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
    File
  • Cite this

    Paramio-Salcines, J. L., Kitchin, P. J., & Downs, P. (2018). Promoting universal accessibility for disabled and older fans to European stadia: A Holistic Journey Sequence Approach (HOPES). In Managing Sport Business (2nd ed., pp. 530-560). Routledge.