New Jersey businessman sues NFL over Super Bowl tickets

Oct 26, 2013; London, United Kingdom; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is interviewed by media at the Commissioners Fan Forum at the Landmark Hotel in advance of the International Series game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A New Jersey businessman named Josh Finkelman, who paid $4,000 for two tickets to the upcoming Super Bowl, has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the National Football League. According to the lawsuit, the NFL violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act by not making a larger percentage of Super Bowl tickets available to the general public. This practice forces fans not lucky enough to earn tickets in the national lottery to go through secondary res-sellers, many of whom increase the prices of tickets far above face value.

According to the state’s Consumer Fraud Act, companies responsible for issuing tickets aren’t allowed to withhold more than 5 percent of the available tickets from the general public. Due to the aforementioned lottery system, the lawsuit claims, the NFL has actually withheld a whopping 99 percent of available tickets.

The NFL has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

[Source: NJ.com]

Topics: Josh Finkelman, Tickets

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  • Anna

    Can I get into this lawsuit? I’m a season ticket holder that cannot afford tickets to the Super Bowl ..Thanks NFL for raping us regular fans..

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