Posted January 07, 2014

Man Sues NFL for Not Offering Enough Super Bowl Tickets to the Public

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If you’ve ever tried to buy Super Bowl tickets as an average fan, you know the painful, expensive experience it can be. Well now someone fights for you, financially irresponsible football obsessive: Meet Josh Finkelman of New Brunswick:

Josh Finkelman of New Brunswick has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court alleging the NFL and its member teams violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act by splitting the estimated 80,000 tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII between the league, its 32 teams and the two host teams.

Only 1 percent of the tickets are made available to the general public through a national lottery, according to the claim. The league’s policy forces fans to the secondary market, where they pay substantially more than face value.

Apparently Finkelman paid $4,000 bucks for two tickets for the upcoming big game at the Meadowlands, motivating his lawsuit. Maybe he just saw that he had paid $800 over eBay and wanted to recoup the losses.

[via Reddit]

4 comments
Ebullient
Ebullient

Doesn't this just kinda prove that the least important people in sports are the fans who cough up all of the money to make it worth this much in the first place?  The people who get to go to the Super Bowl are mostly bigwigs, corporate "sports-entertainment" suits, ad agency people, entertainment personalities and other élite types.  All the hype leading up to it just makes the small fry fan think he matters. 

davetheG
davetheG

More power to him. The fans are the consumers and the fact that the tickets are way to hard to get. The only teams that should get tickets are the teams that play. The fans are the ones who support the sport but good luck on getting tickets. But hey, why pay to go to the game and watch it on tv when you can sit at home in your shorts and watch the game on a tv. I would only pay for Soldier Field, Lambeau Field, Rich Stadium, and that about it off the top of my head.

Cool
Cool

I think what we have here is a man who came home, thinking he was the luckiest man in the world to score tickets to the big game, and his wife told him he will be sleeping on the couch until he get's his money back.

George
George

"$4,000 bucks for two tickets for the upcoming big game at the Meadowlands"


:D clown - probably crap seats as well.   Let's see now:  ... $4k+ (parking, food, beverages etc etc) for mediocre-to-lousy seats so you get to keep craning your neck to look up at the displays to see what happened - all while freezing your  ss off - 


or sitting at home in comfort and seeing everything relatively for free ...


SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!