New stadium to include seating for wheelchairs
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.