Fan Files Lawsuit Over NFL's Super Bowl Ticket Policy
A football fan has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming that Super Bowl ticket prices violate New Jersey law.
According to his lawsuit, the NFL made one percent of tickets to the general public available at face value. He says that forces most people to buy seats from other sellers, who often raise the prices. New Jersey law requires 95 percent of tickets go to the public.
The NFL says it gives a majority of tickets to the teams, and those teams hold lotteries for their own fans. In a statement, the league also claims, “The NFL’s Super Bowl ticket distribution process has been in existence for years and is well documented. We are confident it is in compliance with all applicable laws.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano said it would be unlawful if the NFL is profiting off of the difference between the face value and what is actually paid. The judge said it’s unlikely the case will be resolved before the Super Bowl.