Fans Sue NFL Over Super Bowl Seat Saga
The lawsuit, worth $5 million in actual damages for the plaintiffs and unspecified punitive damages, alleges breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices. Fans claim they didn't receive seats for tickets they purchased, or received inadequate seats.
Temporary seating meant to be built on time for the game wasn't completed, leaving approximately 1,250 fans without a seat. The league found other seating for about 850 of those, but the rest had to watch on monitors in the stadium. Some of the displaced fans have railed against the NFL's treatment of them in the wake of the confusion. The NFL was aware of the seating issues the week before the game.
"We think that this is a pretty straightforward matter," said Michael Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti, which is representing the fans. "People did not obtain what they were told they were going to get."
The league has offered two options to all impacted fans which include tickets to a future Super Bowl. The NFL said it is working with the Packers, Steelers and Cowboys to track down all of the affected fans.
FanHouse TV caught up with a couple of the frustrated fans prior to Sunday's game. Check out that video below: