Super Bowl Seats Lawsuit: Why This Is The Worst Season Jerry Jones Has Ever Had
Last Sunday, Super Bowl XLV was held in Dallas, Texas at Cowboys Stadium.
As we all know by now, the Packers won their first Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers and it was a momentous day for Packer fans everywhere.
But as Packer fans filled the streets, and the city started to return to it's less eventful state, 1,250 fans made it known that were cheated and lied to by Jerry Jones.
1,250 tickets were sold for temporary seats that were in the process of being installed as fans bought their seats. Due to the weather and the chaos that ensued while preparing for one of the biggest crowds Dallas had ever seen, those 1,250 seats weren't added and fans were left with void tickets.
The reason these seats had been proposed and sold in the first place was to try and break a Super Bowl attendance record. About 800 fans were relocated to other seats to watch the game, while the other 400 were brought to a "hospitality area" where they could watch the game on monitors from within the stadium.
The fans were not at all pleased, obviously, and on Tuesday, the first lawsuit was filed less then 48 hours after the fourth quarter of the Packers' 31-25 victory.
The lawsuit was filed by lawyers on behalf of displaced fans, in a Dallas federal court on Tuesday and alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices. The lawsuits filed are against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Jones probably couldn't have expected a more disappointing season for himself, his team and all of Dallas. After losing starting quarterback Tony Romo and ultimately letting their "dream" season slip out of their grasp, Jones and all Cowboys fans were disgusted.
With the new Cowboys Stadium being awarded Super Bowl XLV, owner Jerry Jones practically promised his city and fans that the Cowboys would be staying in Dallas for the Super Bowl and participating.
Jones couldn't have written a worse ending to this season though, as now he will be slapped with numerous lawsuits from angry fans.
The lawsuit, filed by the Eagan Avenatti, LLP, seeks damages of more than $5 million for the fans.
The lawsuit alleges that Cowboys fans who paid $100,000 per seat just for the right to buy season tickets were never told that their Super Bowl seats would be temporary and have obstructed views.
The lawsuit says the team has offered no compensation for "illegitimate seats."
Although the fans were not offered a compensation that was worth what the paid at the game, the NFL says that they have two options for the fans. The fans can either receive tickets to next year's game and $2,400 cash (three times the face value of the ticket, but many fans paid hundreds more) or the will receive tickets to a future Super Bowl of their choice, airfare and hotel accommodations included.
There's a great possibility that what the fans will receive will differ from what has been offered.
Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to comment on the allegations, but you can bet the Jones, the Cowboys and their fans are just about ready for next season.
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