Uefa asked to make more space for wheelchairs at Champions League final

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Uefa asked to make more space for wheelchairs at Champions League final

  • Only 76 positions despite 550 bays at Stade de France
  • Uefa says area does not meet its standards

Stade de France will host the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Photograph: Ángel Martínez/UEFA/Getty Images

Stade de France will host the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Photograph: Ángel Martínez/UEFA/Getty Images

Paul MacInnes
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Thu 26 May 2022 13.52 EDTLast modified on Thu 26 May 2022 17.31 EDT

Uefa has been criticised by disabled supporters’ groups over the number of wheelchair-accessible spaces at Saturday’s Champions League final. Seventy-six positions accommodating wheelchairs will be available to fans of Liverpool and Real Madrid at Stade de France, despite the stadium reporting 550 wheelchair-accessible spaces.

Uefa says much of the wheelchair seating there does not meet its standards, but the disabled access campaigner Level Playing Field has written to the governing body asking for greater explanation and for guarantees that the spaces have not been turned over to TV cameras or corporate sponsors.

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