University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Coors Field"
Date March 1, 2004
Author Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
External Link http://www.ccdconline.org/cases/coors-field/
Abstract The ADA requires that people who use wheelchairs have access to dispersed seating in sports arenas like Coors Field and that they have a choice of admission prices and lines of sight comparable to those for members of the general public. For baseball fans who do not use wheelchairs, Defendant provides seats behind the dugouts and along the first and third base lines at prices that range from $27 to $38. The only wheelchair accessible seats with similar lines of sight cost approximately $100. Prior to 2001, Defendant provided wheelchair accessible seats behind home plate at prices equivalent to the inaccessible seats behind the dugouts and along the first and third base lines. These seats were the only accessible seats providing a front-row or near-in viewing experience by the infield. Starting in 2001 — in order to create a luxury area called the Coors Clubhouse — Defendant raised the price on the wheelchair accessible seats behind home plate to $100 each and removed some of these seats. This move left no accessible seats in Coors Field that are equivalent in price, lines of sight and overall experience to the many inaccessible seats behind the dugouts and along the first and third base lines.
Source Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition


This Resource Relates To
case Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Colorado Rockies Baseball Club (DR-CO-0011)

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