Andrew Nielsen upset after issue with seating at Rogers Centre.
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Fan is absolutely outraged after ejected for being in wheelchair.

Published April 16, 2024 at 8:23

Andrew Nielsen is outraged after there is an issue with his seating arrangement and is ejected out of his designated section. Should the Blue Jays intervene and help their fans out?

Living with cerebral palsy and having to use a wheelchair is not easy and everybody should be able to enjoy baseball and their favorite team. But this was not the case for Andrew Nielsen. Accommodation were made at Rogers Centre for fans with restrictions, though the third-party website, Ticketmaster, but the app is confusing for users.

During the early innings of the game, Nielsen was approached by security and asked to move to different sections. This occurred after it was discovered that the tickets he bought on Ticketmaster were incorrectly labeled wheelchair accessible.

This is what Nielson has to say on X (formally Twitter), he highlighted his displeasure.

«Very disappointed [with] Ticketmaster. Bought field level wheelchair accessible seats only to be asked to leave because you labelled them incorrectly on your website,» - Nielson

But the story isn't all bad news, the Blue Jays reached out to him and offered the most they could, but it still was a disappointment as he had a dream to sit there in the outfield for a chance to get a home run ball.

The biggest issue is the limited seats available for fans with accessibility restrictions. He states that he isn't upset with the staff or employees of the stadium, just the situation as a whole.

Rogers Centre said this: "We apologized to the fan and have since modified the online ticket purchase process to ensure a better experience when selecting accessible seating at the ballpark. As part of the recent renovations, the Blue Jays have greatly improved accessibility at the ballpark with 18% more accessible seats than last season including accessible field level seats, handrails in every aisle, a dedicated accessible entrance, and better sightlines from accessible seating. The club worked closely with the city and industry partners to meet AODA code.»

Source: Blue Jays fan in wheelchair calls out Ticketmaster after section ejection
April 16   |   133 answers
Fan is absolutely outraged after ejected for being in wheelchair.

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