IWBF

28th August - 6th September

Worcester, England

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Venue & Location

The Championships take place in the City of Worcester at the University of Worcester’s state-of-the-art Arena. One session of games on 4th September will take place at nearby St. Johns Sports Centre on the University campus.

With spacious, high-tech facilities and exceptional standards of accessibility, the 2000-seat University Arena is an ideal venue for the European Championships. The Arena is also the training ground for GB Wheelchair Basketball squads and the Worcester Wolves basketball team.

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Useful Information

Getting To The Arena

The Arena is located a short distance to the west of Worcester City Centre on the A443 Hylton Road. It is easily reached by car, and is approximately 800m from Worcester Foregate Street Railway Station which has direct connections to Birmingham and other towns & cities across the Midlands.

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Car Parking

The Arena has a dedicated car park, accessed via the main entrance on Hylton Road where spectators can park for £3 per session. In the event this car park is full, visitors are advised to park in the nearby University of Worcester car park or City Council car parks. Directions to car parks for Arena events are also signposted throughout the city. There is a drop-off zone located in Homebase (immediately next to the arena) and ample parking for disabled visitors on the Arena site.

Arena Seating

3 types of seating will be available:

  • Tiered seating
  • Flat seating areas allocated for wheelchair users and escorts
  • Seating allocated for ambulant disabled

Catering

Throughout the Championships concessions stands will be selling drinks, hot dogs and various other food items. Please note food and drink is not permitted to be brought into the Arena unless in exceptional circumstances (ie. on medical grounds.) The Arena Visitor Reception has a shop where you will be able to purchase Championship merchandise.

The Arena Visitors Reception is open from 8am until close of business each day and will offer a wide range of services during the tournament.

Main tel: +44 (0) 1905 544 444

Disability Information

The University Arena was specifically designed to be accessible by all and as such, all areas of the venue are accessible to wheelchair users. All toilet facilities throughout the University Arena are wheelchair accessible.

 

The University recognises that many of our visitors with disabilities and their teams are highly trained and experienced in hoist use, however our equipment may differ from what is normally utilised. An access/egress appraisal will be undertaken for clients, or guests, whose disability necessitates use of a mobile hoist. Staff will complete the form demonstrating due care and sensitivity for the client involved. Hoists available: Invacare Birdie. All hoist users will be issued with the University of Worcester Arena Hoist Usage Policy.

Assistance dogs are welcome at the Arena, but we do not recommend you bring Assistance Dogs to events where noise levels are high.

 

Hearing Impairments - induction loop audio systems are fitted in a number of locations: Visitors Reception, Main Arena Hall, Conference suite, Open corridor/informal viewing area, 3 flexible rooms on the ground floor.

ST. Johns Sports Centre

Session 27 on 4th September will take place at St. Johns Sports Centre on the University campus, just under a mile from the Arena. If arriving by train, the walk from Worcester Foregate Station to the St.Johns Campus takes approximately 30 minutes.

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