Manchester United are spending millions of pounds to upgrade their facilities for disabled people after they were threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Manchester United were informed back in May that they faced prosecution for failing to meet legal requirements for disabled supporters.
Speaking to the press, United’s stadium manager, Richard Arnold, said, “Since the construction of new accessible facilities in 2017, we have worked closely with the club’s Disabled Supporters’ Association to further improve the provision for disabled supporters at Old Trafford.
“Our revised plans address the overwhelming majority of feedback we received from supporters and key stakeholders.”
No mention of the threat of legal action there but the Daily Mail report that “Manchester United are pouring millions of pounds into upgrading Old Trafford’s disabled facilities.”
When they are finished, United will have created 118 new wheelchair positions and 158 new amenity seats.
According to the Mail, a ‘small number’ of supporters will be moved to accommodate the changes but Arnold said, “We will do everything we can to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for anyone with seats impacted by the new accessible facilities.”
Back in 2017, however, The Guardian reported 2,600 fans would be moved to create 300 new positions in line with the Accessible Stadia guide.