How to Make Bleacher Seating More ADA Accessible

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LOCATION, LOCATION Relegated to parking their wheelchairs on a ground-level track last season, wheelchair-using fans of Hampton-Dumont High School football now have their own elevated deck. (Photos courtesy of Kay Park Recreation)
LOCATION, LOCATION Relegated to parking their wheelchairs on a ground-level track last season, wheelchair-using fans of Hampton-Dumont High School football now have their own elevated deck. (Photos courtesy of Kay Park Recreation)

Kay Park Recreation Corp. got a call in July from Hampton-Dumont High School in Hampton, Iowa. The wood bleachers on the home side of the school's football field, in place since the school opened in the late 1960s, were in need of renovation. More important, perhaps, complaints had come from wheelchair users unable to fully enjoy the game experience from their designated area on the running track surrounding the field.

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