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Sensory area set to open in family room for Crawley match

26 November 2018

Mansfield Town will launch the new sensory area in our family room - built for those who are prone to experiencing a sensory overload - prior to Tuesday evening's game against Crawley Town at One Call Stadium.

Located in the corner of our new family room - which opened earlier this season - the sensory area is packed with features to ensure a matchday at One Call Stadium is enjoyable for all.

The club is hugely grateful for the £6,000 donation from the Stags Supporters' Association, who have made this possible.

The sensory area has been installed with the following features:

  • A multi-infinity explorer panel, which produces lights and music that can be controlled and changed.
  • Sensory bubble tubes, with mirrors behind to create the sense that there are more than two.
  • Vibration bumpers across the back wall, which vibrate when leaned upon.
  • Sensory football, which has a different texture to a regular football.

Supporters' liaison officer Danielle Hett says that the sensory area is built with the idea of making the matchday experience at One Call Stadium open to everyone.

"We have installed this sensory area as there are children who require it when the game can get too much," she said.

"Sometimes they need a little bit of relaxing time before they go out to the stands, which can be quite noisy.

"The main thing is that everyone enjoys a matchday, and people don't have to stay at home in fear of a sensory overload."

Danielle Hett, supporters' liaison officer

"They can also come back in and use it throughout the match, and use the sensory area if the atmosphere during the game gets too much.

"The main thing is that everyone enjoys a matchday, and people don't have to stay at home in fear of a sensory overload."

The family room is located underneath Blocks A and B of the Quarry Lane Stand, and will be used for indoor activities and games before each home match. The room will open at 6.45pm on Tuesday evening.

Family tickets are available to purchase either in advance or on a matchday from the ticket office on Quarry Lane, with the game kicking off at 3.00pm at One Call Stadium.

Supporters with a family ticket will be seated in either Block A or Block B of the Quarry Lane End (Block B only if demand dictates so), which is this season's designated family zone!

Our family room will also have free fruit on offer for all of our mini Stags, which is the case for every home matchday.

Plus, at every home game, youngsters will receive a voucher with every family ticket, which can be redeemed at Kiosk 2 in exchange for a confectionery item from Sally's lucky dip box!

*Children are classed as 17 and under*

HOW TO PURCHASE?

Family tickets can be purchased via telephone on 01623 482 482 or at the Stags’ ticket office on Quarry Lane.

WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

Our Football in the Community department provides supporters with the chance to make their child’s day at One Call Stadium extra special.

For more information, visit their website.


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