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- GetGlue Guide to Super Bowl XLVI (getglue.com)
minutes away from kickoff and some temporary seats are still not ready at Cowboys Stadium.
For now, fans that affected are being directed to the Party Plaza area outside the stadium until the issue is resolved.
If fans’ seats are not ready for game time, the NFL said that they will be refunded triple the face value of their ticket.
Here is the NFL’s statement in full:
“There are a limited number of sections in temporary seating areas in side the stadium that have not been fully completed. We are working to resolve the matter and expect that by game time most of the fans afected will have been accomodated in their seats or relocated to similar or better seats.
“Those fans that are affected by this will be directed to the Party Plaza area while the matter is resolved.
“Fans who are not accomodated with seats inside the stadium will each receive a refund of triple the cost of face value of their ticket.
“We regret the situation.”
After traveling many miles to be at an event that is the biggest in hype and television coverage can you imagine being offered a refund? Who would be satisfied with a refund of triple the cost of the face value of their ticket? How about refunding triple the airfare and hotel expenses? Or how about suing the NFL for breach of contract?
The snow and ice is finally starting to melt away in Texas. With the Super Bowl scheduled for tomorrow, many airlines are scheduling extra flights to bring the fans to the Metroplex just in time to allow visitors to enjoy the Saturday pregame festivities in Arlington. Light snow accumulations are forecast for Sunday, but that will not be a problem for those fans from Pittsburgh and Green Bay who are very experienced drivers in snow and ice conditions unlike the locals who I saw driving on Wednesday in icy conditions on 35W Northbound. One of these yokels driving a truck, who was doing the speed limit in the left lane was suckered by the dry tracks on the highway to find his lane under the overpasses covered in ice. Surprised by his lack of traction on ice he soon found himself sliding sideways at 55 mph, hitting the divider, spinning and ending facing the road perpendicular to the highway completely blocking the left lane. We drove past him slowly. His bewildered look said it all.
- Fans make wintry scramble play to get to the Super Bowl (seattletimes.nwsource.com)