NFL Extends Refund To 2,000 More Ticket Holders

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that in addition to the 400 fans that were denied seats to Super Bowl XLV, another 2,000 fans will be eligible for a refund.

The 2,000 ticket holders were able to stay in Cowboys Stadium during the Super Bowl but were forced into temporary seats throughout the stadium.

This refund will be different from the one offered to the 400 fans that were denied seats for the game. These 2,000 fans will have their choice of a refund for face value of the their ticket or a free ticket to a future Super Bowl.

The 400 fans that were denied seats will receive a $2,400 payment and free tickets to next year’s Super Bowl, or a free ticket to any Super Bowl, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.

The NFL installed 13,000 temporary seats in Cowboys Stadium to try to break an attendance record, but the Arlington Fire Marshal approved only 11,740 of those seats.

Earlier this week, displaced fans who ended up with no seats or what they considered bad views of the Super Bowl filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones.

The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices on behalf of people who ended up watching the game on TV at Cowboys Stadium.


One Comment

  1. joanne lowrie says:

    The NFL sure has egg on it’s face. Put a woman in charge of seating and there would not be any problems. These guys are supposed to be leaders and educated. Where from?

    1. Adam Lowhigh says:

      Exactly! I think Sarah Palin would be a good canidate!

  2. OWL61 says:

    GREED GREED, noticed no celebrity was inconvenienced, only season ticket holders and other guest!!! The real FANS got SLAMMED again! Thank you Greed Jerry and the NFL knew all about it!!

  3. Pat - Pittsburgh says:

    A once in a lifetime experience crushed by greed. Additional defendant would include the City of Arlington. And Dallas wants the Super Bowl again in 2016. No friggin’ way.

  4. Get over yourselves says:

    “a once in a lifetime experience”? Dont they have the super bowl once a year?

    It’s not your life. It’s someone else’s life. You’re just watching them live it. You’re a sucker! and if money was that tight for you then you had no business going to the game in the first place. You should be refunded your expenses and that’s all.

  5. Bill W. says:

    The Chief would be right there to help his fans. Where are you Dan and Art.My family spends 14,000.00 a year to watch Steelers in Hines field. This is the treatment we get. Selling us tickets to a super bowl that did not exist.

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