PHOENIX SPEEDWAY GUILTY OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

PHOENIX SPEEDWAY CORP D/B/A
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY,

AND

INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CORPORATION

UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

DJ #202-8-82

 

  1. The ADA prohibits public accommodations from discriminating against an individual on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the entity’s goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. 42 U.S.C. § 12182(a); 28 C.F.R. § 36.201. Discrimination includes the failure to remove architectural barriers in existing facilities where such removal is readily achievable (42 U.S.C. § 12182(b)(2)(A)(iv); 28 C.F.R. § 36.304) and the failure to make alterations in such a manner that, to the maximum extent feasible, the altered portions of the facility are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities (42 U.S.C. § 12183(a)(2); 28 C.F.R. § 36.402).
  2. The United States identified a number of alleged ADA violations in a letter of violation to PIR dated October 24, 2003. The alleged violations found by the United States were in the grandstands, toilet rooms, parking lots, and accessible route to the grandstands. The alleged violations found by the United States are outlined in Appendices A and B of this Agreement, which are attached and are incorporated herein by reference.

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