NEW YORK – The NFL says about 2,000 fans forced to sit in temporary seats at the Super Bowl will receive a face-value ticket refund or a free ticket to a future Super Bowl.
This is the latest plan to appease fans significantly delayed in gaining pre-game access to their seats because of unsafe conditions for temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium.
The plan, released Thursday, is separate from the one announced Tuesday by Commissioner Roger Goodell for the 400 fans who were denied seats. Those fans were taken to standing-room-only areas or spots without a view of the field.
The 400 displaced fans have been offered a choice of a $2,400 payment and free ticket to next year's Super Bowl, or a free ticket to any Super Bowl, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.
Goodell has initiated a complete review of the matter, including all seating and stadium entrance issues. There were 13,000 temporary seats installed at Cowboys Stadium. The Arlington Fire Marshall inspected and cleared for use 11,740 of those seats.