Friday, February 25, 2011
Jerry Jones shares blame for SB mess
By Calvin Watkins
INDIANAPOLIS – In his first public comments since the Super Bowl seating fiasco at Cowboys Stadium, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones shared in the responsibility for what happened to hundreds of fans who couldn’t get proper seating at the $1.2 billion facility.
Just hours before the Green Bay Packers took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, the NFL announced that 1,250 temporary seats were deemed unsafe and the league moved 850 people to new seats but 400 fans were forced to watch the game from standing-room only locations around the stadium.
“I do, along with the NFL, take responsibility for the seating issue and some of the things that we would like to improve on regarding the seating issues,” Jones said during in a 30-minute interview with the Cowboys beat reporters on Friday morning. “The informing of the fans that were involved, the NFL and I take responsibility for. You always like to look at areas you can do better, get better. We certainly intend to and will get much better in terms of the seating and how that is handled. I don’t have a lot of details for you relative to specifics there, as to specifically what we would like to improve on. That’s part of the process of the work ahead to do it better.”
The Super Bowl ended a terrible week for the North Texas area which dealt with an ice storm and a snow blizzard in the same week, forcing the closing of schools, several businesses and left the roads unsafe.
Jones, however, said there were many positives surrounding the game and is confident North Texas would get another Super Bowl in the future.
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