Cubs sued for better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field

FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, construction continues on the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets in Chicago. A lawsuit was file in December 2017 on behalf of David F. Cerda, a Cubs fan who is suing team owners to force them to provide better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field. The lawsuit contends a $750 million stadium renovation eliminated wheelchair-accessible sections in the right-field bleachers and behind home plate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Charles Rex Arbogast

CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year-old Chicago Cubs fan is suing team owners to force them to provide better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Tribune reports the lawsuit was filed last month in federal court on behalf of David F. Cerda. His lawyer is his father, David A. Cerda.

The lawsuit says the owners are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing better wheelchair access. It contends a $750 million renovation to the stadium built in 1914 eliminated wheelchair-accessible sections behind home plate and in right-field bleachers.

A Cubs spokesman declined to comment to the Tribune on the pending civil case.

The plaintiff has muscular dystrophy. His father told the Tribune that his son has had to watch games from a standing-room-only section from where obstructions partially block the view.

———

Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Load comments