Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair ramp by Southern BleacherSouthern Bleacher crafts its grandstands to be accommodating to all fans. By doing so, your facility will be code compliant and need to have a minimum required number of wheelchair spaces. This is also known as 'companion seating' in our contracts.

At least one companion seat shall be provided for each wheelchair space, according to the International Code Council's '2012 International Building Code®' - Section 1108.2.3.

Capacity of Seating in Assembly Areas  Minimum Required Number of Wheelchair Spaces 
4 to 25 1
26 to 50 2
51 to 100 4
101 to 300 5
301 to 500 6
501 to 5,000 6, plus 1 for each 150, or fraction thereof, between 501 through 5,000
5,001 and over 36 plus 1 for each 200, or fraction thereof, over 5,000

Ramps used as part of a means of egress shall have a running slope not steeper than one unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (8% slope).