• Fourteen of 20 stadiums now comply with guidelines
• Target met after legal action was threatened by fans
Fourteen of the 20 Premier League clubs have now built enough wheelchair spaces to meet official guidelines, having undertaken substantial development work in response to a relentless campaign by disabled supporters’ representatives and threats of legal action.
In 2015, only two clubs provided the recommended access for disabled people in proportion to their stadium capacity, set out in the Accessible Stadia guide, which the clubs agreed to implement almost 20 years ago. That September, the Premier League clubs pledged they would meet the guidance within two years, given the £8.4bn 2016-19 windfall from TV rights.