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