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Lawsuit Filed Over Super Bowl Ticket Fiasco

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Temporary seats at Super Bowl XLV

Temporary seats at Super Bowl XLV (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Tom Pennington)

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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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