UNR gets green light for football stadium lawsuit

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The state Board of Regents has approved the University of Nevada, Reno's request to file a lawsuit against architects they blame for a botched renovation project that left the school's football stadium in violation of the Americans with Disability Act.

The university plans to seek reimbursement for the $3.8 million it says it will cost to redesign and repair a series of deficiencies, including wheelchair decks where disabled fans' views are obstructed.

The regents voted Friday in Las Vegas to authorize any potential legal action.

WorthGroup Architects did the original work in 2015 and a second round in 2017.

But the school says the 25,000-seat Mackay Stadium still doesn't have enough spaces for wheelchairs.

The school's lawyers say they asked the company to pay for the costs of fixing the mistakes last month but it refused.

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