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(MSN)   Super Bowl ticket lawsuit to be settled in court over it being too darn expensive for most people to go to it   ( msn.com) divider line
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2018-02-13 07:34:44 AM  
Nobody went. Stadium was empty.
 
2018-02-13 08:56:09 AM  
it's a corporate event, not a fan one.
 
2018-02-13 08:58:14 AM  
I paid about $1,600 for my ticket (including fees) and I'm not asking for anybody's help.

There was a recent Planet Money podcast on the clusterfark that was the Super Bowl XLIX ticket market (the year following the one in TFA). It's a story that was already basically understood -- naked short sellers hoping to fulfill orders on price dips that never came -- but with some new details, or at least new to me. Worth a listen.
 
2018-02-13 09:03:31 AM  

sn0wblind: it's a corporate event, not a fan one.


that why there is a lawsuit, apparently in New Jersey you have to sell at least 95% of the tickets to the general public

although without knowing more about the law in question I'm not sure the fact that the NFL didn't do that means he will win. Super Bowl tickets are going to sell for more than their face value no matter how they are initially distributed. I would imagine the intent of this law would be to prevent the NFL from putting tickets directly on Stubhub themselves.
 
2018-02-13 09:19:50 AM  

ElwoodCuse: that why there is a lawsuit, apparently in New Jersey you have to sell at least 95% of the tickets to the general public


So the big question is, does Joe Scalper who has bought a metric butt load of tickets count as the general public?
 
2018-02-13 09:47:59 AM  
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2018-02-13 09:53:53 AM  

ElwoodCuse: sn0wblind: it's a corporate event, not a fan one.

that why there is a lawsuit, apparently in New Jersey you have to sell at least 95% of the tickets to the general public

although without knowing more about the law in question I'm not sure the fact that the NFL didn't do that means he will win. Super Bowl tickets are going to sell for more than their face value no matter how they are initially distributed. I would imagine the intent of this law would be to prevent the NFL from putting tickets directly on Stubhub themselves.


Law: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov​/Statu​tes/Consumer-Fraud-Act.pdf

56:8-35.1. Withholding tickets from sale, prohibited amount. 8. It shall be an unlawful practice for a person, who has access to tickets to an event prior to the tickets' release for sale to the general public, to withhold those tickets from sale to the general public in an amount exceeding 5% of all available seating for the event.

And because it's NJ:

Milgram's effort -- which she described as "a massive investigation" -- began in February after thousands of consumers complained about the sale of tickets to last month's concert by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Izod Center in East Rutherford.
 
2018-02-13 09:58:24 AM  
Haha OF COURSE it started over a Bruce concert.

Don't worry, if the NFL loses, I'm sure they will require an exemption from any such law in the future as a condition of awarding a Super Bowl.
 
2018-02-13 10:13:58 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Haha OF COURSE it started over a Bruce concert.

Don't worry, if the NFL loses, I'm sure they will require an exemption from any such law in the future as a condition of awarding a Super Bowl.


The State of New Jersey isn't feeling too charitable towards the NFL after their hypocritical stance on state gambling laws (just prior to their move to Vegas).

Also, for making them host the Jets.
 
2018-02-13 10:59:48 AM  

This text is now purple: ElwoodCuse: Haha OF COURSE it started over a Bruce concert.

Don't worry, if the NFL loses, I'm sure they will require an exemption from any such law in the future as a condition of awarding a Super Bowl.

The State of New Jersey isn't feeling too charitable towards the NFL after their hypocritical stance on state gambling laws (just prior to their move to Vegas).

Also, for making them host the Jets.


Funny story. Alcohol sales stop at the end of the 3rd quarter for all NFL games, except Jets home games, where they stop at the end of halftime.

I said it was funny. I don't know if it's true.
 
2018-02-13 11:07:59 AM  
So how much will the lawyer make in the deal?
 
2018-02-13 11:45:31 AM  

A1ien51: So how much will the lawyer make in the deal?


Super Bowl tickets for life
 
2018-02-13 11:52:10 AM  

A1ien51: So how much will the lawyer make in the deal?


What lawyers always make. Less than the company made by doing the thing they shouldn't have done but did any way.
 
2018-02-13 12:31:22 PM  

salvador.hardin: This text is now purple: ElwoodCuse: Haha OF COURSE it started over a Bruce concert.

Don't worry, if the NFL loses, I'm sure they will require an exemption from any such law in the future as a condition of awarding a Super Bowl.

The State of New Jersey isn't feeling too charitable towards the NFL after their hypocritical stance on state gambling laws (just prior to their move to Vegas).

Also, for making them host the Jets.

Funny story. Alcohol sales stop at the end of the 3rd quarter for all NFL games, except Jets home games, where they stop at the end of halftime.

I said it was funny. I don't know if it's true.


Not true.  The Buffalo Bills cut off alcohol sales at the end of halftime too.
 
2018-02-13 04:15:40 PM  

Snuffybud: salvador.hardin: This text is now purple: ElwoodCuse: Haha OF COURSE it started over a Bruce concert.

Don't worry, if the NFL loses, I'm sure they will require an exemption from any such law in the future as a condition of awarding a Super Bowl.

The State of New Jersey isn't feeling too charitable towards the NFL after their hypocritical stance on state gambling laws (just prior to their move to Vegas).

Also, for making them host the Jets.

Funny story. Alcohol sales stop at the end of the 3rd quarter for all NFL games, except Jets home games, where they stop at the end of halftime.

I said it was funny. I don't know if it's true.

Not true.  The Buffalo Bills cut off alcohol sales at the end of halftime too.


That's about a half a game too late.
 
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