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Any tips for handicapped patrons during CMA Music Fest...

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Any tips for handicapped patrons during CMA Music Fest...

My friend, who has MS and is partially dependant on a wheelchair, and myself are bringing his 3 teenagers to CMA Music Festival this summer. Does anyone have any tips for the handicapped fans who are planing to participate?

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1. Re: Any tips for handicapped patrons during CMA Music Fest...

From the CMA Gest website:http://www.cmafest.com/2006/

Will there be special access for disabled registrants?

Last Updated: 1/4/2006

Coliseum - The entire facility is ADA compliant. Space is available for wheelchair patrons and associated companion seats. Limited accessible parking spaces are available at The Coliseum and are sold through the Box Office as an added option with your ticket price. To enter the CMA Music Festival photo line, please ask event staff.

Riverfront Park Stages- All entrances and paths of travel are accessible. In certain locations, temporary ramps have been installed to aid in accessibility. There will be an accessible seating area just to the right of center stage along the sidewalk at the top of the park. All food and beverage vendors have been asked to provide accessible countertops or an alternative ordering area. Each bank of portable toilets will include several accessible portable toilets.

Nashville Convention Center - If you use a wheelchair or are unable to manage steep inclines, the exhibit hall has provided an easy-access entrance. Only CMA Music Festival attendees with physical challenges plus one companion will be able to utilize this entrance. Please enter at the large green doors on the Broadway Street side of The Nashville Convention Center. A security guard will be there to check your CMA Music Festival tickets for admittance. Once inside, you will be directed to the Main Lobby of The Nashville Convention Center. As with all entrances into the facility, this entrance will not open until 8:30 AM . Additionally, for safety reasons, physically challenged attendees will be able to enter the exhibit hall fifteen minutes early ( 9:45 am ) each day.

The Nashville Convention Center complies with all federal ADA laws. Should attendees require special assistance and or services such as listening devices, wheelchairs, lifts, text telephones or stage ramps, please contact the Nashville Convention Center ADA coordinator at (615)-742-2000.

Shuttles - The in-town shuttle includes several accessible buses. Please ask the attendant at the bus stop for assistance.

The CMA Music Festival is committed to making sure all our venues are accessible to each of our registrants. For specific information on these provisions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions section. If you have additional questions in advance of the CMA Music Festival , please contact the Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378).