Changing Places toilets are larger than a standard disabled toilet and include a height-adjustable bench, a hoist and room for two carers.
Alun Francis, Arsenal’s disability liaison officer, said: “We are all incredibly proud to be the first Premier League stadium to install a Changing Places toilet. Arsenal values everyone connected to the Club and we want all visitors to Emirates Stadium to feel like they belong here and enjoy an equal matchday experience without the stress that standard disabled toilets can cause.”
The 600th toilet at Emirates Stadium is a huge milestone for the Changing Places campaign, which for the past eight years has called for an increase in the number of fully accessible toilets in public places so that people who need them can enjoy the same freedoms as everyone else.
Changing Places toilets have been installed in shopping centres, museums, hospitals, airports and many other public places such as the O2 and Olympic Park and are now being installed across Europe.
Lucy Hemingway of Aveso, a specialist in the design and installation of Changing Places toilets said: “As sponsors of the Changing Places Campaign we are proud to manufacture and recommend the equipment for such a valuable and important facility.
“The Arsenal FC Changing Places toilet will enable thousands of fans to experience and enjoy the game in the knowledge that both themselves and their family/carer can enjoy a stress-free day out. This Changing Places facility sets the bar for every Premier League club.”