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NFL Still Working to Appease Displaced Packers Fans

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The inside of Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for Super Bowl XLV. (photo submitted by Andy Quintana).
The inside of Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for Super Bowl XLV. (photo submitted by Andy Quintana).

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WTAQ) - The National Football League is still trying to appease the 400 fans who bought tickets to the Super Bowl and never got seats.

A good number of Wisconsin Packer fans were among those shut out of a section of temporary seats that were not completed in time. They either had to stand high above the field, or watch the game on TV in a stadium lounge.

At first, the league offered to pay 3 times the face value of the $800 ticket to those who didn’t get alternative seats. Then on Monday, the league said the fans were allowed on the field for free food during the post-game celebration – and they were promised tickets to next year’s Super Bowl.

Tuesday, the NFL said it would also give fans another option of going to any future Super Bowl, with a free flight and hotel – and they can wait each year until they find out if their favorite team will make the Big Game.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said it wanted to offer a broader range of options to recognize the deep emotional bonds the fans have for their teams. But if they choose that option, they won’t get the $2,400 refund from Sunday.

The commissioner’s office plans to contact all those affected, and they’re still trying to find them all. Information on contacts can be e-mailed to the following address – SBXLV@NFL.Dot.Com

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