Fan Claims Super Bowl Ticket Process Violates NJ Consumer Law
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man hopes an appeals court will revive a lawsuit that accuses the National Football League of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.
Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, argues the league makes only 1 percent of the tickets available to the public at face value through a lottery. He says the rest go to individual teams, business partners and others.
Finkelman says fans like him are left to pay $2,000 a ticket or more on the secondary market. He believes that violates consumer protection laws in New Jersey, which hosted the 2014 Super Bowl.
Finkelman will ask a U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia Thursday to overturn a ruling that dismissed his case.
The NFL argues that the only law that matters is supply and demand.