Community accessibility – Etihad Stadium offers a good time for all its visitors
Etihad Stadium has been awarded the 2018 Community Access Award for its efforts in maintaining and promoting accessibility to the vision-impaired community at the stadium. The acknowledgement has been awarded to Etihad Stadium due to its exceptional service that ‘goes beyond the legal expectations’ to foster an inclusive environment that welcomes and supports people with low vision.
This accolade is a reflection of Etihad Stadium’s dedication to a premium fan experience through world-class facilities and service. Etihad Stadium chief executive officer Michael Green says that he is honoured to receive the award on behalf of the stadium.
“This award is a testament to all the hard-working staff at the stadium and the on-going commitment to offering world-class service to every fan that walks through the turnstiles,” Green says. “We are thrilled that Etihad Stadium has been recognised for this esteemed award, it is a mark of excellence in the hospitality industry and a sign of distinction for our loyal fans.
“We work hard to ensure all fans feel safe and welcome at the stadium and take pride in the quality of our facilities and services that we are constantly refining.”
Guide Dogs Australia chief executive officer Karen Hayes says that the nomination was made by a client of the Guide Dogs Victoria who was overwhelmed by their positive experience at the stadium.
“I am incredibly excited to see Etihad Stadium receive this award,” she says. “Guide Dogs Victoria is committed to inclusion for people with low vision or blindness and for the whole community. We commend Etihad for working hard to creating a world-class venue that is a welcoming environment for all,” Hayes says.
The award was presented recently as part of the annual International Guide Dog Day Awards at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.
Images courtesy of Guide Dogs Australia.