The Super Bowl ticket fiasco just got a little stranger. It all started when a local fire marshal did not approve of temporary seating in Cowboys Stadium. The league knew about the issue, but never informed 400 ticket holders that their seats would not be available. Instead, the ticketed customers found out when they showed up on gameday that they did not have seats.
The suit, which was filed in federal court in Dallas, accuses the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones of breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices. More lawsuits are coming both on behalf of the 400 fans who were forced to watch the game on TVs in the bowels of the stadium because their temporary seats weren’t available and on behalf of Cowboys season ticket-holders who were given folding chairs with obstructed views, rather than the regular seats they were expecting.
The NFL is trying to make things right to the misplaced fans. The NFL is offering the 400 fans triple their money back and a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl, or an all-expenses-paid trip to any future Super Bowl. This is a classic example of why stupid people should not be able to sue.