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Cowboys Stadium knew of temporary seating permit five months in advance

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By PFW staff

The temporary seating fiasco from Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium keeps getting worse.

According to records released by the city of Arlington on Friday and obtained by the Associated Press, the Cowboys did not obtain a permit to install the temporary seating until about three weeks before the Super Bowl, despite being informed of the city's requirements five months earlier.

The temporary seating had to be finished in a hurry, and 1,250 of the seats were deemed unsafe on game day.

The league has had to compensate the 400 fans who couldn't sit in their purchased seats, as well as offering refunds to the 2,000 who sat in temporary seating sections. Other fans are taking the Cowboys to court on the issue.

The way we see it

The fact that this entire debacle could have been avoided brings more ire in the direction of Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. The league has done a relatively good job in making it up to the fans affected, but Jones and the Cowboys have done little in the form of apologizing for or even discussing the incident since the Super Bowl.

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