Lawyer reveals lawsuit is seeking “hundreds of millions of dollars”.
The NFL are facing a lawsuit after a man has taken action against their pricing average for the Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey next month, according to ESPN.
Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, says that the NFL made only 1 per cent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value.
He claims that in turn means that most fans must buy their tickets on the secondary market, where sellers can command thousands of dollars more than what the face value of the respective tickets are.
Finkelman has now filed his lawsuit in a federal court in Newark, and in it he claims that the NFL is violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, while lawyer Bruce Nagel says that the action is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
The NFL has revealed that they are reviewing the lawsuit but responded by reminding Finkelman that three-quarters of the game’s tickets are given to the respective teams who make the Super Bowl, who then sell them at face value to fans who win lotteries.
It is unclear at this stage as to whether or not Finkelman is likely to be successful with any action, but Super Bowl XLVIII is set for February 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
The NFL has now reached the Divisional Playoffs stage with the likes of the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in action this weekend looking to advance further.
However, the New York Giants, who are based at the MetLife, failed to make the post-season after finishing third in the NFC East with a 7-9 record.