Unable to root for the home team
Three wheelchair users have sued the Baltimore Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority alleging widespread accessibility barriers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Henry Claypool, Andrew D. Levy, and Kelly Buckland allege that since Camden Yards opened in 1992, the wheelchair accessible seating at the stadium has never complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that on separate occasions since July 2017, each of them became trapped in a lift that they needed to use to reach their seats. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the wheelchair accessible seating on the lower level of the stadium does not comply with the ADA because the view from those seats is obstructed when fans in the rows in front of them stand up, which happens, most frequently, during the most exciting plays of a game. The Plaintiffs seek an Order from the Court requiring compliance with the ADA and damages for the harm they have endured.
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The Baltimore Sun, “Wheelchair Users File Lawsuit Over Accessibility at Camden Yards, Citing Broken Lift and Blocked Views,” October 1, 2018.
Baltimore Brew, “Wheelchair Users Sue the Orioles, Saying Camden Yards Violates the ADA” October 1, 2018.
ESPN, “Wheelchair Users Sue Orioles Over Accessibility,” October 2, 2018.