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ROSE GARDEN RULING COULD POSE NEW QUESTIONS ON ARENA SEATING
Published January 5, 1998
In a partial ruling on a lawsuit filed by handicapped patron Bob Pike against the Rose Garden, U.S. Magistrate Donald Ashmanskas ruled that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) "did not require elevated seating for wheelchair areas" at the Rose Garden, according to Ashbel Green of the OREGONIAN. But Ashmanskas' decision still leaves the arena with "several potentially expensive changes," as he ruled that wheelchair seats in the Rose Garden are "concentrated in less desirable parts of the arena," and ruled that the Rose Garden's 70 executive suites "violate" the ADA. Ashmanskas also said "he was troubled by ticket-selling practices that prevent people in wheelchairs from buying the best seats." The U.S. Dept. of Justice feels Ashmanskas "could expand" the arena design "debate with his handling of executive suites and ticket sales, which have far-reaching financial implications for arenas" (OREGONIAN 12/29).