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Kauffman Stadium more disabled-friendly

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When the Kansas City Royals have their home opener at Kauffman Stadium April 10, disabled fans will find a lot has changed.

The Royals and architects in charge of a $250 million overhaul of the 35-year-old stadium worked with a special advisory group to make Kauffman more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Among the changes are double the number of wheelchair seating spaces, more family restrooms and concession area counters low enough for wheelchair users.

The larger number of wheelchair seats will give fans a wider choice in location and pricing.

The advisory committee is working to make similar changes to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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