Coventry City are pleased to support the 2020 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action. This annual initiative, now in its 16th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15%-20% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.
This year we are celebrating the matchday experience for disabled fans. We want to shine a light on the positives of attending a live matchday and in turn help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport.
This season, the Sky Blues have enabled our disabled supporters to buy their tickets online.
Following work between the Sky Blues and Ticketmaster, supporters can now buy tickets for both home and away game via the eticketing platform. This means that pre-registered disabled and ambulant disabled supporters do not have to purchase in person at the Ticket Office, which had been a particular inconvenience for these fans.
Meanwhile, Sky Blues in the Community continue to provide opportunities for disabled people in Coventry and Warwickshire through their inclusion projects and programmes.
This campaign we are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to celebrate the #WeeksOfAction to not only promote the positive experience had by disabled fans but also the message of access and inclusion for all.
Alternatively you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction.