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Per Fox/Chris Myers: Sections of Cowboys Stadium deemed unsafe; 4 of 10 gates closed


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Chris Myers just reported fire marshal ruled that 5 sections of temporary bleachers were unsafe. Tix purchaser offered to move or be refunded.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, epic FAIL for Jerrah World

EDIT: http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/37182/page/espntexas/xlv-missing-seats-and-closed-exits

First, the NFL closed four of the 10 entrance points into the stadium because of lingering ice on the roof of the stadium. Friday, six people were injured by ice falling onto the sidewalk outside of the structure.

Second, the NFL just confirmed in a statement that some sections of the temporary seats erected inside Cowboys Stadium "have not been fully completed." The league said that most fans will be accommodated somewhere in the building by kickoff, but indicated that some will not. Those fans will receive a refund triple the cost of face value of the seat.


"Most of the fans affected will have been accommodated in their seats or relocated to similar or better seats," the league said in a statement. "Fans who are not accommodated with seats inside the stadium will each receive a refund of triple the cost of the face value of their ticket. We regret the situation."

Ticket-holders in those sections were asked to wait in the Party Plaza while work was being finished.

NFL Network's Kara Henderson reported that one possible solution would be to place the affected fans in seats where league employees and their families have tickets.

This is the latest black eye for the hosts following a week of problems caused by rare severe winter weather. They were hoping flawless game-day logistics would wipe out some of the complaints.

At least the weather was better -- blue skies with temperatures in the low 50s.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was counting on a crowd of more than 105,000, including stadium workers and media, and fans who bought standing-room tickets for plazas outside the stadium.

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CBSSports. is reporting that those who purchased on the secondary market will only be refunded the $800 face value of the tix, and not secondary market costs which averaged $3000.

I'd be willing to bet that some of those cancelled tix were purchased via Stubhub, etc. and probably came from league offices.

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