Our Matchday Sensory Room opened in March 2017 and was developed in partnership with the Premier League, BT Sport, The Shippey Campaign and Teesside University.
The room ensures we can offer a calm environment which will enable people on the autism spectrum, and their families, to enjoy matchdays.
Sensory equipment funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund, in association with the Lord’s Taverners, The Shippey Campaign and BT Sport has been installed, along with ear defenders kindly donated by John Davey Limited.
Games and books that parents can loan have been supplied courtesy of WHSmith Teesside Park, as well as other toys and equipment specially catered to people with autism.
GAME Teesside Park have kindly donated a PS4 where our guests can play Minecraft or FIFA.
Local charity Remembering Rebecca donated a train set so that our guests can have lots of fun.
The room is managed by fully-trained staff with a background in education and working with children with learning difficulties. Parents will also have the option to visit the room before matchday, if they wish to check its suitability.
For further information and to check the availability of tickets, please contact Yvonne Ferguson:
Yvonne Ferguson | Head of Supporter Services
Call: 01642 757648
Middlesbrough FC would like to thank the Premier League, BT Sport, The Shippey Campaign, Teesside University, Everyone Active, John Davey Ltd, MFC Foundation and the following companies from Teesside Park: WHSmith, Frankie & Bennys, GAME & Beyond, Hollywood Bowl, Pizza Express for their support with this project.