[NFBWATLK] News release
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Tue Nov 28 21:32:11 UTC 2017
Exhibit E PR.pdf
For Immediate Release 2017 Contact: Rebecca Hale 206-346-4324
rhale at mariners.com
MARINERS, PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT ANNOUNCE IMPROVEMENTS TO SAFECO FIELD
TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL FANS
Two-year plan to improve ballpark access to fans of all abilities
The Seattle Mariners and the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium
Public Facilities District today announced a two-year plan to enhance
features at Safeco Field to improve accessibility for individuals with
The action plan is designed to address a checklist of architectural items,
such as handrail placement, counter heights and door widths, and to improve
the experience of our fans with disabilities by providing additional
training to team personnel who work directly with our fans, and by providing
on the team's website to prepare for and enjoy a visit to Safeco Field.
"The Mariners and PFD are committed to ensuring that Safeco Field is
accessible to as many fans as possible. We appreciate the assistance of
Civil & Disability Advocate and Disability Rights Washington during the
review and formulation of our action plan. Their vigilance and insight have
invaluable throughout the process," said Trevor Gooby, Seattle Mariners Vice
President of Ballpark Operations.
The checklist of items was prepared as part of a comprehensive site survey
by certified accessibility specialists.
Phase I projects will be completed by the end of 2017 and Phase II by the
end of 2018.
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