Advocates for disabled want more accessibility at University of Michigan stadium

Feb. 20, 2007
Seats for wheelchair users should be spread throughout the stadium, group contends.

Some University of Michigan football fans who are disabled say the school's stadium in Ann Arbor has never adequately met standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act and won't, even after the planned $262 million expansion, which is to start later this year and end by August 2010. A group called the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America has ratcheted up its demands that the expansion result in more seats--spread around the stadium and not limited to the end zones as they say they are now--for wheelchair users.

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