New stadium to include seating for wheelchairs

Friday, August 31, 2007

WASHINGTON - The new $611-million stadium for the Washington Nationals baseball team will have wheelchair seating in nearly every section, fully complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Washington Post reported Aug. 2. The 41,000-seat stadium opens in the spring. The president of the team made the announcement at a news conference attended by officials from the Paralyzed Veterans of America. In the past, the group has sued other sports arenas for unfair seating. The ADA requires sports arenas to reserve 1% of seating for wheelchairs with affixed companion seats.



good news for baseball fans who aren't able to seat fairly before especially the disabled. i know these people can't wait to watch again for the next game. i hope i'll get the seat near the batting cage area.