Accessible Sports Grounds Bill (HC Bill 123)

A

BILL

TO

Make provision about the greater accessibility of sports grounds; and for
connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Accessibility of sports grounds

A local authority may refuse to issue a safety certificate under section 1 of the
Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (safety certificates for large sports stadia)
where it considers or it has been advised by the Sports Grounds Safety
5Authority that the ground does not comply with the “Accessible Stadia”
guidelines published by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority and as amended
from time to time.

2 Safety certificates: accessibility condition

In section 2 of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (contents of safety
10certificates), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) A safety certificate shall contain a condition that the sports ground
must comply with the “Accessible Stadia” guidelines published by the
Sports Grounds Safety Authority.”

3 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) 15This Act extends to England and Wales and Scotland.

(2) Sections 1 and 2 of this Act come into force on such day as the Secretary of State
may by regulations made by statutory instrument appoint.

(3) This section comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(4) This Act may be cited as the Accessible Sports Grounds Act 2016.