Your Guide to Investors Group Field

June 2013

A guide to the new home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Investors Group Field

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GET READY TO PLAY ACCESSIBILITY TOP PRIORITY AT NEW STADIUM With more than 100 season ticket holders needing accessible seating, the Blue Bombers placed a high priority on creating a welcoming environment for all at Investors Group Field. The first major difference fans will notice is that they will enter the stadium via one of three wheelchair accessible ramps that will take them through the gates and directly onto the main concourse level which is where the accessible seating can be found. "We want all fans to be able to attend events at the new facility and enjoy themselves," said Kevin Austin, senior director of stadium operations at Investors Group Field. "The more accommodating we can be, the more enjoyable the experience will be for our fans." "We have many barrier-free seating sections which allow for wheelchairs," Austin said, "with 12 sections in the 100-level and another six in the 200 seating level." 'THE MORE ACCOMMODATING WE CAN BE, THE MORE ENJOYABLE THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE FOR OUR FANS.' For fans attending events in suites or on the 200 level, Austin said two accessible options are available including elevators and switchback interior ramps located on the four corners of the stadium. "Other great features include lower-profile concession windows to accommodate most wheelchairs," Austin said, "plus fully accessible washrooms and our Ticketmaster outlet at wheelchair-accessible window height." For fans needing closed captioning, Investors Group Field is one of the few stadiums in the CFL to offer the dedicated service on the massive new video screens. 39

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