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Red Rocks Hit With ADA Lawsuit Over Wheelchair Access

DENVER, Colorado (CelebrityAccess) — The City of Denver. owners of the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater, is facing a class-action lawsuit alleging that the venue is in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

According to the Denver Post, an advocacy group filed the suit in federal court last week, claiming that people bound to wheel chairs are blocked from “all but the most distant seats” at the venue.

“The City’s policies and those of its contractors — for whose acts the City is responsible — deny meaningful access to Red Rocks to patrons who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices,” according to the lawsuit.

The suit, filed on behalf of six Colorado residents, is seeking to “insure that they … have equal and meaningful access to this remarkable Colorado treasure.”

Following the filing of the suit, the City of Denver issued a statement addressing the legal action.

"Denver Arts & Venues has a long history of working with a number of communities to improve the patron experience for all, including complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We continually monitor feedback and update venue operations in order to make all of our facilities, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, comfortable, safe and accessible to all patrons. We will continue to work with groups representing disabled communities, in order to improve the experience of patrons with disabilities to the extent we are allowed by law, including the ADA, and the unique characteristics of venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater." – Staff Writers