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More Super problems: Now it's seating

Posted on: February 6, 2011 4:57 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2011 6:11 pm
It's 50 degrees Sunday, which means the NFL finally catches a break for Super Bowl XLV ... right? Not so fast.

The league just handed out its second release of the afternoon, saying that 850 fans were relocated from sections where temporary seats were not completed -- making them "unusable." it also said that another 400 fans were not accomodated and that they were refunded the cost of their tickets at triple the face value ($950).

Then it said "we regret the situation and inconvenience that it may have caused," and it sure as heck better do more than regret it. It should refund the fans who were left out, and I'm not talking just tickets. I mean the whole enchilada. Refund hotel, plane fare, meals, tickets, everything. In short, refund their trip, then give them a couple of seats to their home team's season opener.

This isn't public relations. This is a public-relations nightmare.

Category: NFL

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 11:40 pm

More Super problems: Now it's seating

This just isn't right. They all should have had a shot at seeing Big Ben choke.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:56 pm

More Super problems: Now it's seating

The only way NFL and Jerry could save their face is to give each of those fans who were inconvenienced a free ticket in the best seats to the next Super bowl, or a life-long free pass to some of the better seats in any Super bowl where their favorite team plays.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 6:06 pm

More Super problems: Now it's seating

How does this happen? Did they think 5 minutes before was better then three weeks before?

The NFL and Goodell just keeps digging deeper and deeper with PR.

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