Accessibility Info for the Top 5 College Football Stadiums

Notre Dame Stadium

The wait for the 2013 college football season is almost over. With only 15 days until kickoff, college football teams are perfecting their offensive plays and fine-tuning their defense and universities are going through their final preparations before thousands of screaming fans fill their stadiums. Similarly, college football fanatics are formulating a plan to make sure this is the best football season ever. For some fans, this includes prearranging accessible seating at football stadiums, which is why we compiled accessibility information for the top five college football stadiums, according to Bleacher Report.

5. Notre Dame Stadium – Notre Dame

Patrons with mobility limitations are advised to make arrangements with the Notre Dame Ticket Office well in advance for the reserved seating areas. The seating areas throughout Notre Dame Stadium allow for one companion.
The upper level of the stadium is accessible via elevators on the east side of the stadium.
Handicap parking is available in Lot D2, near the East Gate entrance of campus for $25. Patrons must present a disabled placard or license plate to access the lot.

4. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – University of Florida

Accessible seating is available in the North and South End Zones of the lower concourse as well as select parts of the west side of the stadium. Fans wishing to sit in these areas are directed to visit the Ticket Office.
The stadium has two elevators for patrons: the first is located in the North End Zone and the second in the stadium’s South West corner.
Qualified season ticket holders receive parking passes for the O’Connell Center Lot, Murphree Hall area and adjacent to the UF Academic Advising building. Those who do not receive a parking pass are urged to utilize the ADA compliant shuttles from Garage IX.

3. Memorial Stadium – Clemson University

Handicapped entrances are at Gate 1 and Gate 5.
Accessible seating is located in the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest areas of the stadium.
Free parking is available at the Hendrix Student Center with a state issued handicap parking placard or license plate. Patrons are then shuttled from the lot to and from Gate 1 of the stadium.

2. Michigan Stadium – University of Michigan

Tickets for wheelchair accessible seating must be exchanged no later than 5 pm the Wednesday prior to the home game to make sure seating is available. Seating is first-come, first-serve after the Wednesday deadline.
ADA accessible entrances include Gate 2 (Varsity Plaza), Gate 4 (Champions Plaza), and Gate 8 (Wolverine Plaza) and elevators are available throughout the stadium for use.
Permit parking for disable patrons is available in the Blue Lot and North Lot and single-game parking passes can be purchased for the Green Lot on game day. All lots require a disability parking placard.

1. Bryant-Denny Stadium – University of Alabama

Patrons in need of handicap seating can exchange tickets at Gate 3 or Gate 32.
Elevators are available at various gates including Gate 3, Gate 14, and Gate 32.
Parking for those in wheelchairs is available for $30 in Lot 1 – Wallace Wade Lot, Lot 2 – Communications Lot, and Lot 3 – Calvary Baptist. Those not in wheelchairs can park in Lot 4 – Campus Drive parking deck.


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