More wheelchair accessibility proposed for Michigan Stadium

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The University of Michigan is proposing more wheelchair accessible seating at its football stadium.

The proposal came today and follows a federal report saying the facility violates the law.

Wheelchair accessible seating would increase to about 592 by the 2010 season if the proposal is accepted. That includes 90 current seats, 207 as part of the Ann Arbor stadium expansion and 295 additional seats.

The university risks losing millions in financial aid if it continues violating the law.

The U.S. Department of Education is reviewing the school's proposal.

Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America has sued the university, claiming the current stadium design is inaccessible and the renovation won't fix the problem.


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