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Welcome to the EDSA section of evertonfc.com. Please use the links below to navigate between sections.

What is EDSA?

Disability defined
Buying your ticket
Away fixtures
Facilities for disabled supporters using wheelchairs
Facilities for disabled supporters with learning difficulties
Facilities for disabled supporters with a visual impairment
Accessible car parks
Temporary injuries or illnesses

What Is EDSA?


Everton Disabled Supporters Association (EDSA) is a supporters group formed in 1995.

The group work alongside Everton Football Club to improve the facilities for disabled supporters at Goodison Park ensuring they have a positive matchday experience by providing constant feedback to the Club.

The EDSA membership is open to all disabled supporters and there is a £10 seasonal membership fee to join.

Being a member of EDSA has many benefits:
 
- Priority on home match tickets on a rota basis
- Invites to open training days at Goodison Park
- Mascot opportunities for Junior Blues
- Invites to ESDA meetings
- A chance to vote for the EDSA player of the season along with a matchday presentation
- Car parking opportunities on a rota basis
 
To enquire about joining EDSA supporters’ group please contact ESDA chairman Steve Heneghan at 22 Sandon Street, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 5NW or call +44(0)151 286 9666.

Tickets for supporters with a disability

Disability defined


The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone with a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

To ensure that the Club treats everyone fairly and to enable us to take the particular circumstances of disabled supporters into account when allocating seats, the Club requires all applicants for seating which has been allocated for the specific use of disabled supporters to produce either (1) confirmation of their entitlement to the medium or higher rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (“DLA”), or (2) a letter from their GP confirming that they are a disabled person with a recognised impairment that requires extra help.

Reference throughout this Guide to a “disabled supporter” is a reference to a person who can provide this confirmation.

Please note in the case of DLA, as the allowance may be for life or for a fixed period, the Club reserves the right to periodically check that an applicant remains eligible.

Buying Your Ticket

Not a member of EDSA? Disabled supporters of Everton should contact the Clubs disabled liaison officer Brendan Connolly on Brendan.connolly@evertonfc.com or 0151 530 5396. Alternatively you can visit the ticket office in person for advice on purchasing tickets for all Everton fixtures. We would ask that, wherever possible, you detail the nature of your disability so that we are able to assist your purchase in an informed manner and to offer you seats most suited to your requirements (subject to availability).

Tickets for wheelchair bays and seats to accommodate disabled supporters are available for purchase on a match by a match basis, subject to availability.

Away Fixtures

The Club is given a limited number of tickets (including seating for disabled supporters) for away fixtures. Priority for away tickets is given to season tickets holders.

If the Club is able to offer additional tickets to wheelchair users for a particular away match, these tickets will be allocated on the same basis as away tickets are sold to non-disabled supporters. Due to the varying levels of seats at away stadiums which are suitable for disabled supporters, we cannot guarantee all ticket requests.

Disabled supporters requiring tickets for Everton away fixtures or who would like more information on the Club away ticket details should contact the Disabled Supporters Liaison Officer on 0151 530 5396. Please ensure that you have purchased a ticket before making arrangements to travel.

In situations when the Club arranges supporter travel to an away fixture, we will make every effort to ensure that suitable travel is also available for disabled supporters.

Facilities for Disabled Supporters Using Wheelchairs

We accommodate both home and away supporters who are wheelchair users and their PA’s within Goodison Park

There are three accessible entrances available to wheelchair supporters at Goodison Park, all of which offer ground level access to wheelchair viewing facilities.

Entrance 1• – Gwladys Street – Goodison Place
Entrance 2• – Park end – Exit gate 2 Goodison Road
Entrance 3• – Bullens Road- Ramp gate adjacent to Park stand and Bullens Road

All three entrances are clearly signed with the accessible wheelchair symbol and open approximately one

Facilities for Disabled Supporters with Learning Difficulties

There is no allocated seating for supporters with learning difficulties and they may therefore sit (subject to availability) in their preferred area of Goodison Park as with any football stadium, the upper tiers of Goodison Park are very steep and we would therefore discourage any supporter who would be unable to exit the stadium quickly in the event of an emergency, from purchasing tickets in any upper tiers.

Facilities for Disabled Supporters with a Visual Impairment

We welcome all disabled supporters using an assistance dog (in line with Guide Dogs for the Blind Association guidelines). Please let us know, when purchasing tickets, that you will be accompanied by an assistance dog when attending matches.

There is no allocated seating for visually impaired supporters and they may therefore sit (subject to availability) in their preferred area of Goodison Park. As with any football stadium, the upper tiers of Goodison Park are very steep and we would therefore discourage any supporter who would be unable to exit the Stadium quickly in the event of an emergency, from purchasing tickets in any upper tiers.

Headsets are available on request, to request a headset please contact on Brendan.connolly@evertonfc.com or 0151 530 5396.

Accessible Car Parks

Due to the limited number of stadium car parking spaces available to supporters on match days, the Club is unfortunately unable to offer stadium car parking to every Blue Badge holder.


Any supporter who is not necessarily disabled in the legal sense but who is suffering from temporary injuries or illnesses which could affect their ease of access whilst at Goodison Park (e.g. a broken leg) should contact the Disabled Liaison officer Brendan Connolly on Brendan.connolly@evertonfc.com or 0151 530 5396.

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