The Stadium: In November 2010 Saracens, searching for a new home after their landlord, Watford FC activated a break clause in their ground-share agreement, revealed that they were in discussions with Barnet Borough Council about a move to Barnet Copthall.
Under the plan, Saracens would redevelop the stadium into a modern facility with 3,000 permanent seats. Demountable stands would allow a capacity of 10,000 for rugby matches whilst retaining the stadium's ability to host rugby events.
The plans also called for the use of an artificial pitch, the first in English rugby union.
A sponsorship deal with German financial services company Allianz that included stadium naming rights was announced in July 2012.
In June 2013, Allianz Park was voted Small Venue of the Year at the annual Stadium Business Summit Awards in Manchester
The new home of Saracens was short-listed alongside the Adler-Arena in Russia, the New York Stadium in Rotherham, the Netanya Municipal Stadium in Israel, the NV Arena in Austria and the Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone.
Stadium Name Allianz Park
The main stand is the East Stand that runs the length of the pitch. There are nine blocks of seating that are rather randomly covered, with a standing section to the front.
Sitting opposite is the West Stand, with the North and South Stands behind the posts. All three are small partially-covered all-seater stands.
At pitch level covered and raised viewing platforms in the South West and North West provide good viewing for wheelchair users and companions. Pitch level seating for wheelchair users and companions is also available in the South East, North East and East areas.
High level seating (lift access from Main Reception) for wheelchair users and companions is available in the East Stand on a seasonal or match by match basis.
There are no specific areas of the stadium that facilitate access for the ambulant disabled, however, there are several seats that can be accessed more easily by those spectators using crutches, sticks or walking frames. Call Spectator Services on 0203 675 7200 outlining your requirements prior to purchasing tickets.
Accessible disabled toilets are available at the following locations:
South Stand – 2 disabled unisex WC’s
North Stand – 2 disabled unisex WC’s
East Stand – 7 disabled unisex WC’s
Disabled Spectator Service
Allianz Park has its own dedicated team of Pioneers responsible for offering support to disabled spectators and they are committed to providing the very best experience. Whether it be support with transport, access in and around the stadium, or help with the ordering of refreshments, our Pioneers will ensure that assistance is provided to those that request it. If specific support is required then do contact our Supporter Services Team in advance of the match.
Disabled Enquiries and Information
For more information about our disabled facilities or to book match day tickets and car parking please call 0203 675 7200 and select Supporter Services.
Last Updated August 2016
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