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Super Bowl Seating Fiasco Prompts Lawsuit Against NFL, Jones


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Matt Slocum

A bad week for Jerry Jones just got a lot worse.

As another ice storm cripples the city of Dallas, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Dallas Cowboys owner, the team and the NFL in the wake of the seat fiasco that took place during the Super Bowl, according to Fox Sports.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of displaced fans in a Dallas federal court on Tuesday and alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices.

Temporary seats were not fully installed where 1,250 tickets had been sold in the expanded Cowboys Stadium during an unsuccessful attempt to break the all-time Super Bowl attendance record. 

About 800 fans were relocated to other seats in the stadium Sunday, but the rest had to watch the Green Bay Packers’ 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on television.

One of the plaintiffs is a Cowboys season ticket-holder who said some of Jones’ biggest-spending fans were promised access to Super Bowl tickets and ended up with obstructed views on metal folding chairs.

“Unfortunately, not all of the ticket-holders to Super Bowl XLV got what they bargained for or what was promised to them,” the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit, filed by the California law firm of Eagan Avenatti, LLP, seeks damages of more than $5 million.


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