Tottenham Hotspur Stadium lights up for International Paralympic Committee
Thu 19 August 2021, 09:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be illuminated purple tonight (Thursday 19 August) ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Led by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) our stadium will join over 115 global iconic landmarks including New York’s Empire State Building, The London Eye, BT Tower, Rome’s Colosseum and Piccadilly Circus to light up purple, the international colour of disability.
Tonight’s illuminations are to celebrate the launch of WeThe15, which aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent the world’s 1.2 billion people with disabilities. Launched ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the global movement aims to end discrimination towards people with disabilities and campaigns for disability visibility, inclusion and accessibility.
Equality and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do as a Club. Through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the Club runs a number of projects aimed at promoting inclusion and equality for all, including sport and employability programmes for people with a range of disabilities.
Tottenham Hotspur works closely with SpursAbility, which represents and promotes the views of our disabled fans. The Club’s Disability Access Scheme provides supporters with a disability, access to services and facilities that enhance their matchday experience.
Our stadium is fully compliant with the Accessible Stadia Guide and exceeds standards in many areas. In addition to dedicated accessible entrances, the stadium has accessible seating and wheelchair spaces in all stands. It also includes three Changing Places facilities for fans with more complex requirements, which have more space and equipment than standard accessible toilets.
Located in the stadium’s North Stand, our Sensory Suite offers a comfortable and calming environment for supporters on the autistic spectrum or with sensory impairment conditions to watch matches. The room is complete with a tactile wall, a bubble tube and several other pieces of sensory equipment.
Other services available include audio descriptive commentary, a radio-based assistive hearing system, accessible stadium parking and areas for assistance animals. Away fans also receive access to these provisions.
Furthermore, the Club is committed to developing more inclusive experiences across its Stadium Visitor Attractions, including the introduction of wheelchair accessible climbs on The Dare Skywalk and British Sign Language Stadium Tours.