Whoa! This was just published by the Associated Press on YouTube – Super Bowl fans with tickets turned away because their seats in Cowboy Stadium were deemed a fire hazard. Paul Colavecchi is the fan on camera who says he spent around $5,000 to travel to Dallas to watch the Super Bowl.
I’d be ticked off too if I paid that much for an out of town trip and then was denied entry into the event. The stadium did offer a triple refund, although it’s unclear if the refund is just for the ticket price or for the guy’s entire trip, but I’m guessing it’s for the tickets only.
The stadium was able to relocate some of the ticket holders, with the remaining fans being brought to a nearby facility to watch the game on a big screen. Here are the details so far on StarTribune.com
We’ll probably find out more about what happened with the Superbowl fans with tickets being turned away because of safety once the Super Bowl ends. I’m curious as to how it all gets resolved. What are your thoughts after watching this news clip?
I wonder if any of these travelers had trip insurance and if the policy would cover an event like this.
Update: The AP reports that Paul Colavecchi is from Clearfield, PA. I wonder if he’s the same Paul Colavecchi from this Clearfield law firm? Oh my!