The latest information on the service for the visually impaired, hard of hearing and wheelchair users plus the offer of big and tall seats, seats with handrails and disabled parking spaces in and around the BayArena.

Hradecky and fan

Service areas

Service for the blind

Service for the blind

The idea was not entirely new, but Bayer 04 was the first Bundesliga club to offer the blind service in Germany. After close cooperation with the fan club "Sehhunde", the blind service finally celebrated its premiere in the BayArena on October 15, 1999. Since this date, blind and visually impaired football fans at Bayer 04 have been able to follow the Werkself's matches in a specially set up area in the south stand. In addition to the atmosphere in the stadium, a commentator ensures that blind fans can follow the course of the match.

For each home match, 18 seats are permanently available for the blind in section H4 of the South Stand. Two visually impaired tickets, including the companion tickets, go to the visiting club. Visually impaired fans can listen to the commentary via a normal connection on their seat using headphones they have brought or borrowed.

Wheelchair service

Wheelchair Service

Wheelchair users are at home in the South Stand at the BayArena. Here there are a total of 58 places in H2 to 3 and there is a seat for each accompanying person. Due to the exact planning of the area, all the seats have very a very good view of the pitch. Beyond that, Bayer 04 place great value on the comfort of disabled fans who cannot walk. For example, blankets are handed out in the winter.

The demand for wheelchair spaces is very large. Five of the in demand tickets (including a accompanying person) go to the away club and the rest of the tickets are given out as season cards with few tickets going on open sale.

Deaf services

Deaf Services

Since the start of the 2017/18 season, there have been 24 allocated seats in area F14 for people with impaired hearing and the deaf at the BayArena. Some of these seats are already occupied by season card holders. Two tickets for fans with impaired hearing go to the visiting club.

From 30 minutes before kick-off, a sign language interpreter is available for the people with hearing difficulties.


Big-and-Tall Area and area with handrails

At the BayArena, 19 special seats for people with temporary movement restriction and eight seats for large fans (in height or width) were installed in Block H3. The seats stand out with lots of free legroom and few steps plus handrails. Five special seats with handrails for the people have difficulty walking were also installed in the areas B1 and F1.

Please note: In the area be for and F1, fans can give up their rollators and/or wheelchairs. That is for those who use them as an aid but are still able to move around independently in the stadium. Spaces are watched by security but leaving things there is at your own risk. The special entrance can be used to enter to the BayArena.

BayArena from outsides

Handicap parking spaces

Car Park P10 opposite the BayArena on Bismarckstraße is the car park for the disabled. This car park is exclusively to be used with blue EU Rolli parking tickets. To get a Bayer 04 parking spot around the BayArena requires the provision of a severely disabled ID (at least 70% with the initial G or A G) .To apply, the B04 contract number should be given as well as the parking ticket is a copy (front and back) and sent by email to After submission of the application, a parking ticket will be applied for by ticketing and confirmed according to availability.

Alternatively, disabled fans can also use the barrier-free shuttle bus service from wupsi


Bayer 04-Servicecenter

  +49 (0) 214/5000 1904


Andreas Paffrath
Andreas Paffrath