Look, Man, Jerry Jones Is Really, Really Sorry
|Jerry Jones at the opening of Cowboys Stadium|
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the 400 or so displaced fans will get free tickets to the Indy Super Bowl. But from the Dallas Cowboys, we get only a statement from the Cowboys' owner and GM in which he addresses The
Cowboys Stadium was designed with the versatility to be fully capable accommodating the number of seats that were scheduled to be in place for Super Bowl XLV. The stadium configuration was part of the Host Committee bid that was approved by the NFL owners in 2007. The NFL, the Host Committee, the Cowboys, and the City of Arlington worked closely to ensure as safe and as enjoyable experience for as many fans as possible.
The incomplete installation of temporary seats left a limited number of sections unusable for yesterday's game. Manpower and timing issues caused inconveniences to some fans. At the end of the preparations, approximately 400 fans attending the game were not able to watch from those installed seats. We deeply regret their Super Bowl experience was impacted by this error, and we share that responsibility with the NFL.
We will also continue to work closely with the NFL in its complete review of Super Bowl XLV.