Feds Want $40-Million ADA Improvements to Liberty Bowl by 2010 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Feds Want $40-Million ADA Improvements to Liberty Bowl by 2010

How long will the Liberty Bowl be Home to the Tigers Football Team?

The Justice Department is ordering the City of Memphis to ramp up the Stadiums' disability access by the start of Football season in 20-10.

Federal Authorities say Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades are expected to cost $40-Million Dollars.

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton calls the timeline impractical.

U of M Athletic Director R.C. Johnson says talks between the city and school will happen soon.

The City Council has already approved work for more than 200 wheelchair spaces and companion seats at the 43-year old stadium.

The Feds says the facility needs more than 600 Handicap accessible seats to keep the Stadium open.

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