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9th Circuit Ruled that Fans Using Wheelchairs at a Baseball Stadium Had Inadequate Sightlines

September 16, 2021


The federal appeals court ruled in favor of a group of baseball fans who claimed that people using wheelchairs at a stadium had inadequate sightlines under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco found that not only must a person using a wheelchair be able to see the game between the heads and over the shoulders of the people standing in the row immediately in front of them, there is an additional requirement that a person using a wheelchair must be able to see the playing surface over the heads of the persons standing two rows in front.  

For more information, see 9th Circuit orders lower court to review decision over accessibility at baseball stadium