Money and Gavel

Are Super Bowl Tickets Too Expensive?

As many of you already know, this year Super Bowl XLVIII will take place on February 2nd at the MetLife Stadium.  The Super Bowl is the final championship game of the National Football League (NFL) season that takes place annually.  Whether or not the team you’ve been rooting for all season makes it to the big game, chances are you'd love to be at the Super Bowl, watching the popular game in person.  However, not everybody is lucky enough to score Super Bowl tickets.  It has been known to be one of the most difficult tickets to get a hold of.

Football Fan Sues the NFL, Alleging that NFL’s Ticketing Policy Is Illegal

On Monday, a New Brunswick man named Josh Finkelman sued the NFL, claiming that the NFL’s ticketing policy is in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.  In his lawsuit, Finkelman argues that the distribution of the Super Bowl tickets is illegal because “the NFL only made 1 percent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value.”  His attorney sites the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act that apparently requires that 95 percent of all tickets to be made available,” and not just 1 percent.  He says that this means that most fans will have to buy their tickets on the secondary market where the price of the tickets will be thousands of dollars.  And as a consequence, by doing this, the NFL prices average football fans out of the Super Bowl.  Do you agree with Finkelman?

He apparently seeks “hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.”  Let’s see how successful he is… What do you think will be the result of this lawsuit?

How many of you feel that the highly coveted Super Bowl tickets are just too expensive?