Equal Accommodations at Angel Stadium for Wheelchair Bound Fans
Posted By V. James DeSimone Law || 9-March-2012
Preliminary Approval Granted in Class Action Settlement Providing Equal Accomodations to Wheelchair Using Baseball Fans at Angel Stadium
On March 9, 2012, the United States District Court of the Central District of California granted preliminary approval of the class action settlement agreement in the lawsuit (Case No. SACV 10-0853 DOC (ANx)) filed by J. Paul Charlebois against Angels Baseball LP and the City of Anaheim on behalf of a nationwide class of wheelchair users.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, wheelchair users had the option of enjoying the baseball experience from various vistas with the same comfort and amenities offered to other fans. Also, wheelchair users, for the first time, were able to purchase tickets online like all other members of the general public.
Specifically, the settlement provided for:
- 14 wheelchair accessible seats and 14 companion seats in the premier Diamond
Club section to be offered for $50 per game.
- In-seat food and beverage services offered on the Terrace Level to 32 wheelchair
accessible seats and 32 companion seats. The food and beverage options
will be equivalent to those offered on the Club Level.
- On-line ticket sales for wheelchair accessible and companion seating.
- 4 additional wheelchair accessible and companion seats to be added to the
- Ongoing sensitivity training for Angels and Ticketmaster personnel.
Final Approval of the accessibility component of the settlement was heard on April 2, 2012. For more information on this case, contact Attorney V. James DeSimone.