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Relative Of First Packers’ President Lost Seat At Super Bowl

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Temporary seats at Super Bowl XLV

Temporary seats at Super Bowl XLV (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Al Bello)

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Of the over 100,00 fans who watched the Super Bowl from Cowboys Stadium, 400 were forced to watch it from standing-room positions. And it wasn’t just average Joe’s who were among the 400.

A granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers says she was among those 400 ticketholders.

In a letter sent to the NFL, which she provided to The Associated Press, Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine says Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should never be allowed to host another Super Bowl. She called her experience a “total disaster.”

Beisel-McIlwaine tells the AP she received a call Wednesday from the NFL, and will be going to the league office Friday to meet with a person who is handling her situation.

Beisel-McIlwaine’s grandfather was Andrew Blair Turnbull, the Packers’ first president and a member of the team’s Hall of Fame.

The fans were forced from their seats to standing-room spots in Cowboys Stadium because their seats weren’t safe.

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