Pioneer Shed’s ADA Suit

A wheelchair-bound Texas man has filed a federal discrimination suit against a foundation that books amphitheatre shows in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

James Redwine claims he was charged a higher admission fee to watch a production of “Texas” from a view-obstructed aisle seat this summer at the Pioneer Amphitheatre, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. Redwine’s companion, who is not disabled, was reportedly not provided a seat next to him during the show and chose to sit on a nearby concrete step.

The suit alleges the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation that books the shed is operating in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the paper said.

Heritage Foundation attorney Michael Loftin conceded to the paper that the only wheelchair-accessible seating is located toward the rear of the shed but denied other claims against the show or its producers.