Real Betis to launch the most inclusive match in the world
Real Betis will present at the World Football Summit -to be held next 28th and 29th September- together with Integrated Dreams this initiative that aims to bring together fans with functional diversity from all over the world to make visible the need for football to be accessible to all.
The green and white club will hold the most inclusive match in the world at the Benito Villamarín Stadium, an initiative that aims to bring together fans from all over the world with functional diversity to make visible and demand that all people can equally enjoy a football match.
This historic event will take place in the second half of February, on matchday 22 of LaLiga, corresponding to the match between Real Betis and Real Valladolid. For the launch of this initiative, the club has teamed up with Integrated Dreams, a Lisbon-based NGO whose mission is to increase the representation of people with disabilities in the world of sport through inclusion, development and education.
The World Football Summit will host the launch of the world’s most inclusive game on Wednesday 28 September. The initiative will be presented by Ramón Alarcón, General Business Director of Real Betis; Jose Soares, founder of Integrated Dreams in the speech ‘Real Betis and the city of Seville united by disability: objective Betis-Valladolid, an inclusive challenge’.
Among the initiatives that will be organised for this match is a march for inclusion to make people with disabilities visible, which will consist of a small walk for fans with functional diversity to the stadium, the presentation of Real Betis Genuine in the Benito Villamarín, the carrying out of surveys to improve the experience and accessibility in the Real Betis stadium on match days and numerous other initiatives.
But this match also wants to break records, welcoming in the stands of the stadium the largest number of spectators with functional diversity, a feat that can become a global milestone in terms of the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport.
Real Betis is working to improve the experience of its fans on match days. In this way, the club has a specific group of volunteers who are in charge of carrying out the ‘We accompany you to your seat’ service, which consists of helping people with disabilities or mobility difficulties to access their seats. In addition, the organisation also has accessible ticketing for wheelchair users. Also at the end of last season, Real Betis also made available to its fans on match days sensory packages for people with autism, becoming the first team in LaLiga to implement this initiative.