Super Bowl Ticket Seating Fiasco
Super Bowl Ticket Seating Football Fan Lawsuits
Super Bowl XLV | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Financial Losses, Travel Expenses, Ticket Purchased Price | Super Bowl, Football Game, Fire Marshal Closed Sections, Ticket Holders, Deemed Unsafe
Were your Super Bowl XLV dreams dashed because you were turned away at Cowboys Stadium, even though you spent hundreds of dollars on a Super Bowl game ticket? On the day of the Green Bay Packers - Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl, more than 1,000 football fans arrived at Cowboys Stadium only to find that the seats for which they had paid hundreds - sometimes thousands - of dollars did not exist. More than 1,000 temporary seats - set up in haste in an attempt to set a Super Bowl attendance record - had not been inspected beforehand, and were deemed unsafe. Hundreds of Super Bowl attendees were literally left out in the cold.
The NFL promised refunds of triple the ticket price for those left without a seat for the Super Bowl. But that is hardly adequate considering would-be Super Bowl attendees likely spent thousands more on travel expenses and accommodations. Our firm is investigating possible legal action on behalf of Super Bowl ticket holders who were turned away at the gate because of the incompetence of the NFL and Cowboys Stadium management. We are offering free legal consultations to anyone who paid for Super Bowl tickets, but was denied their rightful seat at Cowboys Stadium. To find out more about joining our Super Bowl ticket lawsuit, please call us today.
Super Bowl Ticket Fiasco
In their rush to break a Super Bowl attendance record, the NFL and Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, ordered that 15,000 seats be added to mammoth Cowboys Stadium. Unfortunately, the day of the game, it was discovered that 1, 250 of those bleacher-style seats had never been inspected for safety. As a result, the fire marshal closed those sections of the stadium, leaving those ticket holders with no place to watch the game.
Alternate seating was found for 850 of those people, but 400 could not be accommodated. All were offered a refund of $2,400; triple the face value of their $800 tickets. But this was hardly adequate.
Long after the game started, hundreds were still outside, in line at the ticket window, awaiting a resolution. Those left seatless were eventually sent away to watch the game elsewhere, or invited to watch the game on televisions inside a club at the stadium. Even those "lucky" enough to gain admittance to Cowboys Stadium missed most, if not all, of the first quarter of the Super Bowl before finally being seated.
Super Bowl tickets for weeks had been in high demand because the game featured two teams - the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers - with fan bases that are among the most passionate in the NFL. As a result, many of those turned away at Cowboys Stadium had paid far more than the face value for their Super Bowl ticket. They had also spent additional thousands on transportation, food and lodging.
The most inexcusable part of the Super Bowl ticket fiasco was the late notice given to the hundreds of fans denied their seats. While the NFL and Cowboys Stadium were aware of potential problems earlier in the week, they waited to inform ticket holders until they arrived at the stadium. Some ticket holders, in fact, made it all the way to their useless seats, only to be turned away and told to leave Cowboys Stadium.
Legal Help for Victims of Super Bowl Ticket Debacle
If you were among the hundreds of football fans left without a seat at Super Bowl XLV, you deserve more than a refund. Our firm is working right now to make sure others like you receive compensation for not only their true ticket costs, but the cost of their transportation, food, lodging and other expenses related to travel to the Super Bowl. To find out how we can help you, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.