Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the NFL have responded to a lawsuit brought by fans who bought Super Bowl tickets but didn’t get a seat to the game, and they say the lawsuit is without merit and ought to be dismissed.
In fact, the Cowboys and the NFL say they’ve already gone above and beyond what they’re required to do to make things right for the fans with their offers of refunds and trips to future Super Bowls.
“These offers were made to be accommodating to the NFL’s valued fans, but in fact, they exceed the amount to which any of the ticket-holders is entitled,” the NFL and Jones said in a court filing, via the Star-Telegram.
The problem is, going to see your favorite team in the Super Bowl is such a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a football fan that nothing can replace it. If you’re a Packers fan who bought a ticket but you were left out in the cold on Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL can’t give you back the experience you missed.
And so while Jones and the NFL say they’ve offered to spend somewhere between $4.5 million and $9.3 million to make things right for the 3,296 fans who were affected by the shoddy planning of this year’s Super Bowl, the truth is, there’s not a dollar amount they can spend to fix things.
Unless Jones can generate 1.21 gigawatts of electricity, go back in time, and not sell tickets for seats that don’t exist in his $1.2 billion stadium.