Nottingham Forest have signed up to the Access Card – a system which helps disabled people discretely discuss their needs and access the correct tickets.
Local Team GB Paralympians Ollie Hynd, Charlotte Henshaw and Sophie Hahn visited The City Ground to lend their support to the scheme.
Martin Austin, managing director of Nimbus, the company behind the card, said: “For disabled people, booking the right tickets for their needs is essential and for the provider it can be tricky to make sure the right people get the right tickets without going into high levels of personal detail with a customer.
“What we’ve done is simplify the process. On the scheme so far we have everything from major festivals like V and Glastonbury, arenas like the Capital FM in Nottingham and The O2, right through to fish and chip shops offering special meal deals.”
Forest safety officer Alan Bexon said: “With the Access Card a customer doesn’t need to do any more than tell us their name and number.
“That gives us all the information we need in order to support them in getting the most appropriate tickets - event organisers have been looking for support like this for a long time.”
The Access Card does not replace the systems that the club already have in place but provides our disabled fans another option with other extra benefits, anyone interested in applying for the card should click here