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A long way to go, but some ADA improvements have been made to Grape Bowl

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Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:42 am, Fri Nov 19, 2010.

Although Lodi residents were very excited about the new field and bright lights at the Grape Bowl, there were some very important additions that may have been lost on most in attendance Thursday night. In an effort to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city made several changes to accommodate those with disabilities at the Bowl. All of the necessary improvements have not yet been made, according to city parks superintendent Steve Dutra, but quite a few are complete.

"Do we have a long ways to go? Yes," Dutra said. "But we have an ADA transition plan, and we've started making improvements."

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3 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:00 am on Sat, Nov 20, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    In an effort to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,..then...Do we have a long ways to go? Yes," Dutra said. "But we have an ADA transition plan, and we've started making improvements."

    And the beat goes on... endless expense to accomodate rules and regulations... Im sure its all for a very good purpose, but.... I think it more prudent to demolish the grape bowl and do away with sports as a responce to comply with all the rules and regulations that results in millions upon millions of financial obligations. All it takes is one successful law suit, and the beat goes on.

     
  • Kerry Suess posted at 9:45 am on Fri, Nov 19, 2010.

    Kerry Suess Posts: 2

    Dave was one of the best athletes to ever play at the Grape Bowl. He was paralyzed the last play of the game against Franklin. Dave's a great guy.

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 7:58 am on Fri, Nov 19, 2010.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 384

    Dave Smith was a football player at Tokay High, when in the fall of 1978 , his senior year, he became paralized on this they same field. I've known Dave since we were little kids, I played football vs Dave all through Pop Warner and High School, and he was one heckuva running back.

     
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