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.