As the FA Cup Third Round gets under way this weekend, Muscular Dystrophy UK is reiterating calls for clubs to install fully-accessible Changing Places toilets.
Just 12 of the 32 fixtures will be played at stadiums with a Changing Places facility, which are needed by a quarter of a million disabled people in the UK.
There are currently 20* Premier League and Football League clubs with one or more registered Changing Places toilet, as listed below. One non-league club, Chesterfield, also has a registered facility.
- Newcastle United
- Manchester United
- Manchester City
- West Ham United
- Leicester City
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Queens Park Rangers
- Preston North End
- Cardiff City
- West Bromwich Albion
- Tranmere Rovers
- Milton Keynes Dons
- Chesterfield Town
*Bournemouth AFC have a smaller mobile unit. Burnley, Crystal Palace and Chelsea told us they were in the process of registering Changing Places facilities in August, but as yet these have not been registered.
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For more information about Changing Places, visit: www.musculardystrophyuk.org/changingplaces.
Notes to editors
About muscle-wasting conditions
- More than 70,000 children and adults in the UK have a muscle-wasting condition.
- Muscle-wasting conditions may be inherited or strike out of the blue. These conditions cause muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasingly severe disability. Some affect the heart and muscles vital for breathing, cutting lives short.
Muscular Dystrophy UK
- Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for 70,000 children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice and support to help people live as independently as possible. We accelerate progress in research and drive the campaign for access to emerging treatments.