Disabled seating takes hit following EverBank upgrades

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Massive renovations at EverBank Field including giant video boards and swimming pools sliced into accessible seating for handicapped fans.

Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards says the team is handling ticket requests for ADA [Americans With Disabilities Act] seating while seating is relocated in other parts of the stadium.

Edwards says right now there are single game ADA seats for all games. He says there are no guarantees all requests can be honored because some games could sell out.

The city's Chief of Disable Services Beth Meyer said 13 seats were added last week with the stadium now having 134 accessible seats. The city says the plan is to add 200 more seats over the next three years to bring EverBank up to ADA Building code standards.

Lisa Russell is the parent of teenager with disabilities. On Tuesday night she says the Jaguars contacted her telling her she had accessible seating for the Steelers game. She says the team told her recently there were no single game tickets available, something the Jaguars say was not the case.

Russell says she is happy getting tickets for her son, but added she had hoped the Jaguars would have accounted for changes in accessible seating because of construction.


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