Unhappy Super Bowl ticket-holders, including some of the 400 who were forced to stand during the big game because their seats were deemed unsafe, have filed a lawsuit claiming they were misled by the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and that team’s owner Jerry Jones.
The suit alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices.
The AP reports the federal suit not only includes fans who were left without seats, but Cowboys season ticket holders — some of whom paid $100,000 for personal seat licenses that simply gave them the right to buy season tickets — who were given obstructed views in temporary seats at the big game. Those with obstructed views were offered no compensation.
As previously reported, those 400 ticket-holders who weren’t given seats have been given two options by the the league: Either $2,400 (triple the face value of their ticket) and a free, transferable ticket to next year’s Super Bowl, or a free, non-transferable ticket to any future Super Bowl, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to that game.
Lawsuit filed over Super Bowl ticket snafu [AP via Sports Illustrated]