Asked Tuesday if Tech would address the issues Gramlich and other handicapped visitors have expressed, Susie Nicholson, assistant to the president for university relations at Tech, said the university has placed a strong emphasis on ADA compliance with previous projects and intends to do so at the stadium.
"The construction of Baswell Hall has created the need for seven additional handicapped spots which are being added on the south side of Williamson closest to Baswell Hall," she
said Tuesday. On Thursday, crews began painting handicapped spots on the lot. "On game days and other times when the stadium is in use, the Hull Building lot and Lot QQ (adjacent to Stroupe) are always blocked for handicapped and Green and Gold parking," she
added.In response to a question from The Courier
said signs were not used to mark the spaces, but would likely be used at future games. Addressing seating concerns, Nicholson
said until Phase 2 of Return to Glory was complete, the space in front of the first row of stands could be utilized as handicapped seating. "A problem we face is that so many of our facilities were built before there were any kind of ADA guidelines put in place," Nicholson
said, adding the current stands were constructed in the 1930s.