Feds reviewing Wrigley Field renovation for ADA compliance – Chicago Tribune

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Feds probe whether Cubs’ $1 billion Wrigley Field renovation meets accessibility requirements

By Robert Channick

Chicago Tribune |
Dec 06, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Handicapped-accessible seating at the back of the 200-level terrace reserved seats on May 9, 2018, at Wrigley Field. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

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Federal prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether the Chicago Cubs’ $1 billion, five-year renovation of Wrigley Field meets accessibility requirements for disabled spectators.

The Cubs filed notice of the review Thursday in Chicago federal court, where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit brought by a wheelchair-bound fan who alleges that seating in the ballpark is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is in fact worse than before the renovation.

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The U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois initiated an ADA compliance review to ensure Wrigley Field is “readily accessible” to [...]

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