Vanderbilt launches the SEC’s first sensory rooms

The rooms will be available to Vanderbilt Athletics fans inside Memorial Gymnasium and FirstBank Stadium.

A view of the press box, stadium lights, and some seats at Vanderbilt's football field.

Around one in six people in the US have sensory processing needs, according to the release.

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Vanderbilt University partnered with global nonprofit KultureCity to open sensory rooms in Memorial Gymnasium and FirstBank Stadium for fans with sensory processing needs, including but not limited to autism, PTSD, and chronic pain.

The rooms will feature bean bags, light-up and bubble walls, activity panels, and custom art. Sensory bags filled with noise canceling headphones, verbal cue cards and a feeling thermometer, fidget tools, and weighted lap pads will also be available.

Memorial Gym’s sensory room can be found next to Vanderbilt Bookstore in the lobby of the Northeast Entrance, and the sensory room at FirstBank Stadium is located by Section P in the east concourse first aid room. Fans are encouraged to download the KultureCity app to review what features are available and how to access them.

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