We are pleased to inform supporters of a number of upgrades and improvements on the Stamford Bridge site ahead of our first home Premier League game of the season.
We entertain Arsenal on Saturday in a mouth-watering London derby, with visitors likely to notice some slight differences to the look and feel of the stadium.
FACILITIES FOR DISABLED SUPPORTERS
Earlier this year we announced plans to make a number of upgrades to the provision and quality of our disabled facilities at Stamford Bridge, having worked closely with the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Chelsea Disabled Supporters Association to identify areas for improvement.
We are pleased to report significant progress on the project, which will see the number of wheelchair positions around Stamford Bridge more than double to a total of 219 this season.
These increases have been introduced across all areas of the stadium, including Club Chelsea, providing greater choice for our disabled supporters on where they can enjoy the action, with new viewing platforms also installed for visiting fans in the away end.
We also have over 300 amenity and easy access seats available to members on a match-by-match basis. To assist supporters we have published a new amenity and easy access seating plan, allowing our less mobile supporters to better understand the options available to them when purchasing tickets.
New changing facilities are available for disabled fans in the East Lower concourse, with two new accessible toilets being built for supporters in the West Lower concourse. We also have a specially designated Mobiloo van available for disabled fans to use, located outside the Millennium Hotel close to the Stamford Gate.
More information for disabled supporters visiting Stamford Bridge can be found here.
NEW SIGNAGE AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
All visitors to the Bridge, whether first-time tourists or seasoned supporters, will benefit from new and improved clearer signage around the ground too helping you get where you want to go quicker. This incorporates new wayfinding iconography with detailed information available in more languages than ever before.
Also available are a series of new photo opportunities, particularly at the Britannia Gate entrance to the site, where new Stamford Bridge iconography is met by larger than life imagery of Chelsea players.
In May, we announced the opening of our brand new sensory room, a matchday space providing a safe, controlled and stress-free environment where children with autism or other sensory needs can enjoy the game.
Large crowds and loud noises can be overwhelming for some, making football matches particularly stressful, but the new safe space offers an area inside the stadium with a view of the pitch, which can be tailored to provide a calming environment.
A waiting list for the sensory room is now open. If you are interested in making use of the space at a future match, please contact the Chelsea Foundation’s senior disability inclusion officer Andy Rose by emailing email@example.com.
CFC EXPRESS APP
The CFC Express app allows supporters attending games at Stamford Bridge to pre-order food and drinks in advance, saving time and money.
The free app, which requires one-off registration, has a far wider selection of food and drinks than is available in the concourses and if you use it you’ll also benefit from exclusive offers and discounted prices.
Food and drink offers are available on the app from 60 hours to nine hours before kick-off.
Supporters in disabled areas can also benefit from having their orders (excluding alcohol) delivered directly to their seats.