A similar initiative was launched by Sunderland FC and has been a success, enabling supporters with conditions such as autism and ADHD to attend matches without the risk of sensory overload caused by noise from the stands, or from having to move amongst crowds of people.
Mr McDonald has written to the club as they are currently undertaking a review of the use of Pittodrie stands, and are seeking supporter input to the process.
Commenting Mr McDonald said:
“The evidence is that the Sunderland initiative has been a success, and has opened up the match day experience for fans and families who might otherwise have been excluded from going along.
“A sensory room is, on the face of it, a small change to the overall layout of the stadium, but it is one that could make a massive difference for a number of fans who have specific needs and who can often find the noise of the stadium, or the feeling of being amongst a crowd, to be too overwhelming to enable them to fully enjoy the experience.
“I believe the current stadium survey offers an opportunity for the club to take this measure forward, and hopefully lead the way in Scotland in relation to making Scottish football as accessible as possible.”
For more information on the Sunderland FC sensory room visit: www.safc.com/news/club-news/2015/september/sensory-room-launched
See the letter from Mark McDonald below: