Lawsuit Filed Over Super Bowl Ticket Fiasco

A lot of things went wrong with the Dallas Super Bowl. The unseasonably cold weather and snow led to transportation and safety concerns around Cowboys Stadium.

But the biggest thing that went wrong happened inside the stadium.

A lawsuit has been filed accusing the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones of deceiving hundreds of fans who bought Super Bowl tickets and had no seats, or who felt the seats were inadequate.

The federal lawsuit, filed in Dallas, alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices.

It was filed Tuesday on behalf of fans who were prevented from having seats at Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington because of a snafu over temporary seating, as well as some Cowboys season ticket-holders who say they wound up on folding chairs with obstructed views.

A Cowboys spokesman did not immediately return a call requesting comment Wednesday.

The Packers beat the Steelers 31-25.

Click HERE for a first hand account of the ticket and seating issues during the Super Bowl.

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  • Allan

    I had a really big issue with the temporary seats. I went to Super Bowl XLV after purchasing 4 tickets from the Packers approved ticket agency, Packer Fan Tours. What we got, were temporary seats in section 218A. The seats in question were temporary seats that were installed behind the seats in section 218 and were obstructed view seats. The seats were actually in the concourse and not in the stadium bowl. We could not see the large jumbotron, which was a big selling point of Cowboys Stadium. The seats were directly in front of the aisle leading down the steps. There was about 8-10 feet between the back of the section 218 seats and the beginning of the 218A seats. Hence, this large area was where many, many fans, some displaced by the other seating fiasco, stood and congregated to watch the game. Many of these people were the group that had lost their seats due to the permit issue and were wandering the stadium, looking for a place to watch the game. After about a half hour, security gave up trying to keep people from watching the game from the top of section 218 which again, was directly in front of our seats. Hence, we had to watch most of the game on the TV installed above the seats in section 218. Further, when we could see the field from the temporary seats, it was like watching a game through a tunnel or more appropriately from the concourse, since that is where we were located. This is hardly what we expected when we did our research about the seating in this area of the stadium. How could we? These seats did not exist when we purchased them? I should also mention that all the fans in this section were very angry and had been mislead as well. If you were going to sell seats such as these, they should have been labeled as temporary or obstructed view seats. The $900.00 face value tickets do not mention anything as such.
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