With all the hype about the new Texas stadium, and how big and grand and fabulous it was, the fact that 400 ticket holders were turned away at the last minute somehow got lost in the story. In case you haven’t heard, 400 people who purchased genuine Super Bowl tickets, were not able to sit in them because “a temporary seating structure wasn’t approved by a fire marshal” in time before the game.
You mean to tell me that Jerry Jones, who knew for how long that he was going to host the Super Bowl in his big shiny new stadium, couldn’t take time out of showing it off beforehand to every media outlet and its mother to let in an inspector? Give me a break. This was a major screw up.
The NFL, in an even more gauche move, tweeted out that they will be giving these fans $2,400, or triple what their $800 tickets cost as well as free tickets to next year’s Super Bowl.
Incredibly tacky to tweet this out to the world as if the NFL were the good guys. Think about this for a minute. You’re a Green Bay Packers fan. You fork out the big bucks to see your team in the Super Bowl, which it hasn’t been in for 12 years. You fight the blizzards that ripped through the area for the memory of being there to cheer on your team, and the NFL tells you, “Sorry. But a Super Bowl is a Super Bowl, right? Go to next years.”