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Chicago Cubs sued over lack of wheelchair access at Wrigley Field

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CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year-old Chicago Cubs fan is suing team owners to force them to provide better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Tribune reports the lawsuit was filed last month in federal court on behalf of David F. Cerda. His lawyer is his father, David A. Cerda.

The lawsuit says the owners are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing better wheelchair access. It contends a $750 million renovation to the stadium built in 1914 eliminated wheelchair-accessible sections behind home plate and in right-field bleachers.

A Cubs spokesman declined to comment to the Tribune on the pending civil case.

The plaintiff has muscular dystrophy. His father told the Tribune that his son has had to watch games from a standing-room-only section from where obstructions partially block the view.

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Dan January 4, 2018 at 9:07 am

So legislation to guarantee handicap access to public places (Wrigley Field) is not good enough. Now we must pass legislation to guarantee handicap access to the best seats apparently. What about the poor people that can’t afford the best seats? They should sue as well. It is not fair that they have to buy a seat they can afford when it is not the best seat in the house! American businesses should have no rights to determine how they run there own businesses! As ridiculous as this sounds it is happening every day in the USA (New USSR).

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