Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
A limited number of sections in temporary seating areas at Cowboys Stadium have not been fully completed, according to an NFL statement released two hours before kickoff of Super Bowl XLV.
The statement said the NFL expects that by kickoff most of the affected fans who paid $600 for their tickets will have been accommodated in their seats or “relocated to similar or better seats.”
“Fans who are not accommodated with seats inside the stadium will each receive a refund of triple the cost of the face value of the ticket,” the statement said. “We regret the situation.”
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said this week that they expect to set a record for Super Bowl attendance record. Jones estimated that there would be 105,000 fans seated inside the stadium. The current Super Bowl attendance record is 103,985, set during Super Bowl XIV between the Los Angeles Rams andÂ Pittsburgh Steelers at the Rose Bowl.
Stadium workers were covering the top corner sections of the upper deck behind one end zone when the statement was released. The fans affected were directed to the Party Plaza area, which is located outside the stadium for the Super Bowl.
The temporary seating sections were erected in what is usually an open area. Fans can purchase $29 “Party Passes” to stand in the open areas during Cowboys games.
The NFL closed four of the 10 entrance points into the stadium Sunday because of lingering ice on the roof of the stadium. On Friday, six people were injured by ice falling onto the sidewalk outside of the structure.
Tim MacMahon covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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