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Lawsuit alleges ADA violations at Safeco Field

Originally published October 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Updated October 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Safeco Field. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)

In some sections of the stadium, Mariners fans who use wheelchairs must sit far from the field or have their views obstructed, the lawsuit alleges.

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Heidi Groover

Seattle Times staff reporter

Seattle Mariners fans who use wheelchairs are forced to endure a “second-class” experience when they attend games at Safeco Field, according to a new lawsuit against the team and the public facilities district that owns the stadium.

A nonprofit disability-rights law firm filed the suit Monday, claiming conditions at the ballpark violate state and federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. The firm represents four Washington residents who use wheelchairs and have attended games at Safeco [...]

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