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BBC Two show visits the Etihad Stadium

  • 10 September 2012 11:45
  • Posted by Mark Booth

A pilot scheme of stadium tours for hard of hearing supporters is the first of its kind in the Premier League and will be subject of BBC Two programme, See Hear.

See Hear, the BBC Two magazine show for the D/deaf community, paid a visit to the home of the Premier League champions to take the tour for a programme that will be aired on Wednesday 12 September at 13:00.

Earlier this season City announced the launch of a pilot series of Etihad Stadium tours to be conducted with a  British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter alongside the Club’s official tour guides.

Chris Holmes, Stadium Tours Manager, outlined his targets for the project.

“Our aim is to make Etihad Stadium as accessible as possible to all our supporters,” he said.

“We hope the pilot BSL tours will prove popular. If successful, we’d like to make them a regular occurrence.” 

The tours, designed for City’s D/deaf and hard of hearing supporters in conjunction with the Manchester Deaf Centre, are the first to be introduced by a Premier League club.

Jude Nortier, Operations Manager at the Manchester Deaf Centre, welcomed the launch:

“It is a great to see a Premier League club like City looking at new ways to reach out to its hard of hearing fans beyond matchdays,” said Nortier.

“We are really pleased to be working with the club to make this scheme a reality.”

To find out more about the BSL tour, or to book a place, call  0161 444 1894 or email: tours@mcfc.co.uk.


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