Two women file federal lawsuit against Milwaukee Brewers over space provided for fans in wheelchairs
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two Milwaukee Brewers fans have filed a federal lawsuit against the team over the space they provide for fans in wheelchairs.
The lawsuit claims that the wheelchair seat locations at Miller Park have poor sight lines for watching games.
They also say the wheelchair seats are isolated from other fans, the emergency exit ramps are too steep for wheelchairs, and there's no elevator for the disabled.
The suit refers to the Brewers' provisions for the disabled as a "wheelchair ghetto."
Rick Schlesinger was asked about the lawsuit on Tuesday.
"I will tell you that again, I'm very proud and I think Miller Park is a very accessible ballpark. It adheres to the law and then some and again, the specific allegations we'll deal with in court at the appropriate time," said Rich Schlesinger, Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer.
The two women filing the lawsuit are described as long-time Brewers fans but they say the team is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.