Denver’s Red Rocks Sued for Lack of Accessible Seating

December 21, 2016   News

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A coalition of Colorado disability advocacy groups have filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Denver on behalf of six disabled Coloradoans claiming its renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater concert venue violates the ADA by failing to provide appropriate access and seating for patrons who use wheelchairs. The groups are Disability Law Colorado, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Denver on Dec. 1, the suit alleges that wheelchair users are limited to “all but the most distant seats” of the legendary 9,000-seat capacity outdoor concert venue located in Morrison Colorado and are denied “meaningful access” because ticketing and seating procedures “make it very difficult for such patrons to purchase tickets in the approximately one-half of the accessible seats located at the front of the amphitheater.”

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