University of Michigan football stadium fails to accommodate veterans
Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America v.
The University of Michigan
Suit alleged that Michigan Stadium violated the ADA with its $226-million renovation by failing to add enough seats for disabled fans and accommodate the needs for disabled restrooms, concessions and parking. The U.S. Department of Justice assisted in the suit, which was settled in March 2008. The consent decree required the university to add 329 wheelchair seats throughout the stadium by 2010 and an additional 135 accessible seats in clubhouses to go along with the existing 88 wheelchair seats. U-M also enhanced the wheelchair accessibility of parking, access routes, restrooms, concessions and other amenities, and for disabled journalists, even the player locker rooms and coaches’ offices.
Suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America against University of Michigan.