The outspoken owner usually boasts of his business savvy and beautiful new stadium but after an inauspicious Super Bowl experience for about 1200+ fans he has literally disappeared.
The weather was wildly unpredictable and bad for the Dallas area during Super Bowl week; I can’t blame Jones for that.
Even though Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate with the biggest annual sporting event in the world, Jerry Jones should have been more focused on the fans that would potentially be left out in cold for the big game instead of a futile attempt to set a new stadium attendance record.
Jerry Jones was securely seated in his luxury box with the likes of President George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice and old Cowboy greats. In contrast, 1200 fans, who spent their hard earned money to attend the game, were shuffled around like a herd of grazing cows without sufficient seating.
Who do I think should pay? The NFL and Jerry Jones. ESPN reported that the fans have recently filed a $5M class action suit against the NFL and Jerry Jones.
$5M may be a little too outrageous a number, but listen to the offers they have received from the NFL. They can either attend next year’s Super Bowl free and receive $2400 bucks or attend any single future Super Bowl free with airfare and accommodations paid.
These people were snowed in during Super Bowl week, heard Christina Aguilera botch the National Anthem all while being moved to a screening room to watch the game.
Those offers are just a replacement of what they already paid for. How about a little extra for the inconvenience?