49ers Fan Sues Over Seahawks’ Ticket Policy
It appears Seattle may have restricted payoff tickets to buyers living outside a geographic area. This would seem to make perfect sense given any sports franchise would want their local supporters and fans to have the greater access to tickets. However, there could very well be some legal ramifications if Seattle decided not sell “any” tickets to “anyone” living outside a certain area. That wasn’t the case with Seattle.
The NFL has determined that the tendency of some teams to restrict ticket sales to certain addresses gives rise to no legal issues. The conclusion of the NFL’s lawyers is about to be tested.
According to the Associated Press, a 49ers fan has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the NFL for allowing the Seahawks to limit playoff ticket orders to pro-Seattle markets.
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