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Agreement Reached Over ADA Requirements At Liberty Bowl

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The Justice Department has reached an agreement with the city of Memphis to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with regards to the Liberty Bowl.

A total of 282 wheelchair spaces and the same number of companion seats will be added around the stadium at Row 25, and in the upper concourses on the home and away sides of the Liberty Bowl.  

The agreement requires installation of additional wheelchair spaces in seating areas renovated in the future, such as the suites and press boxes.  

The city will also make sure all concession stands, ramps, gates, bathrooms and other facilities are ADA Compliant.

“Today’s agreement marks a new chapter for historic Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which will permit all spectators, with and without disabilities, to attend college football games – both   regular season and bowl games — at the stadium,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

The total cost of the renovations has not been released.