FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A nonprofit Fort Wayne group wants to make sporting events easier for people with disabilities to attend.
The AWS Foundation has hired a Utah consulting firm to study the feasibility of building a downtown arena catering to those with special needs.
Foundation chairwoman Patti Hayes tells The Journal Gazette the group has been considering a large-scale project that would put Fort Wayne on the map as a place that welcomes those with disabilities.
The $25,000 study being done by Victus Advisors will examine possible locations and funding sources.
Mayor Tom Henry says he supports the proposal and thinks Legacy funds designated for sports-related projects could be tapped to help make it a reality.
The report is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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