The 2011 Super League season will be the last one for rugby to be played at the famous old stadium, Belle Vue. The facilities at Belle Vue are greatly restricted due to the age and limitations of the building, but this will be remedied by the move to a new state of the art stadium at Newmarket.
Parking bays designated for Permit holders are located adjacent to the East Stand and outside of the Wildcats Shop, access via the Superbowl entrance.
A limited number of parking spaces are reserved for away disabled supporters on a first come first served basis, please contact the club at the time you purchase your match day ticket.
For those fans with a parking pass, but who are unable to attend a game, could you please contact the club at the first possible opportunity, so that the space can be utilised by another disabled supporter.
Regrettably wheelchair accessibility is very limited at the atmospheric, homely, but old Belle Vue stadium.
The following facilities are accessible:
- Wildcats Shop where goods and match tickets can be purchased
- A raised undercover viewing platform is available in the East Stand and offers a great view of the action on the field. Access to the Stand is by a ramp.
- Spaces on the raised undercover viewing platform is very limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, some are pre-booked to season ticket holders.
- An additional viewing area with designated spaces for wheelchair supporters is available pitch-side. Access to this area is at the side of Corporate hospitality lounges and sponsors hospitality suites at the rear of the Cats Bar car park
- All wheelchair spaces have an adjacent space/seat for helpers/carer.
- Main stadium reception area
- Corporate hospitality lounges in the North and stands
- Sponsors hospitality suites in the North Stand
Induction Loop System – regrettably no facilities at this time
Visual Impairment / Blind
From the 2011 season there will an audio description service available for supporters with a visual impairment. This involves a live feed, by RNIB trained commentators, via special transmitters in the ground, which will broadcast to the supporter in the stadium.
Please contact the stadium office before the game to book your audio system.
Visually impaired and blind supporters who use a guide dog can use any of spaces allocated or designated for wheelchair supporters that are available in the stand. The guide dog user can use the seat/space and the guide dog can use the wheelchair space.
The stadium offers 2 unisex wheelchair accessible toilets (disabled toilets) one at each viewing area.
The provision of good access and facilities goes a lone way to improving the experience for disabled supports, but the lack of understanding or consideration is sometimes a bigger barrier. As a result we have arranged for all of our stewards to receive a Disability Awareness Guide as part of their mandatory training.
There is also a Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Disabled Supporters Association. Please contact Jason Wilsher-Mills on WTWDSA@YAHOO.CO.UK for further details.
We also intend to offer the 'You'll Never Walk Alone' scheme next year, where disabled fans who wish to attend games, but who do not have a carer, will be assigned a 'buddy' who will help them attend. More details to follow.
Regular Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Disabled Supporters Association meetings take place quarterly.
Corporate hospitality lounges and the Sponsors hospitality suites are not fully accessible for those in wheelchairs, although the ground floor is, through access via a ramp. Unfortunately the 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors would only be accessible for those with a disability, who are able to walk.
For more details on match day hospitality contact the Club sales team.
Disabled supporters are encouraged to pre-book tickets as soon as possible prior to game day. The cost of the match day ticket also covers the cost of the carer ticket, so a disabled supporter will be given another ticket for their carer.
Concessions are available for OAP and students.
For all ticket prices or parking permit enquiries please contact the Ticket Office on to pick tickets.
Dine in style with our luxurious pre-match packages available, see hospitality page on Wakefield Trinity Wildcats website. Ground floor accessible, however there are no lifts to other floors – regrettably the hosp suites are not accessible to all disabled, but the walking disabled should be able to access the other floors.
Other Super League Club Grounds
For details about disability related access and facilities at the stadiums of other Super League Clubs visit http://www.therfl.co.uk on 'about us' and follow link to 'information for spectators with disabilities', then click on 'Super League' and open the document containing details on access and facilities for most of the Super League Clubs.