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New Handicapped Entrance at U.S. Cellular Field

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Before this season, the entrance for people with disabilities to attend a White Sox game was located at Gate Four.  For myriad reasons, this was not only inefficient, but oftentimes annoying.  The handicapped parking was not close to the accessible entrance and the elevators had to be shared with suite holders and media members.

This year, the White Sox got it right. 

Gate Five is now the preferred entrance at U.S. Cellular Field.  A large sign above the elevator bank clearly marks the elevator at that entrance as designated specifically for people with disabilities. When Dan and I headed out to the Cell last week, the elevators were empty, allowing us easy access to the seating area.  Believe me, there are few things more annoying than people who are perfectly capable of taking the escalator up or the staircase down who hold up the only access we have to other levels. 
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The new accessible elevators at U.S. Cellular Field

I greatly appreciate the fact that the White Sox seem to be aware of this reality, and that they have decided to alleviate the inconvenience to people with disabilities.  At this point, the only thing we have to worry about at Sox games are obnoxious Twins fans and the occasional employee who doesn't have the customer service pleasantries needed to assist everyone in the park.  But that's a story for another day... 



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