Excitement Over Superbowl Deters Propriety
Just minutes following their big win over the San Francisco 49'ers, fans of the New York Giants began to receive the unfortunate news. Yes, their team is headed to Indianapolis to face the New England Patriots on Feb. 5, but alas, most of the non-club season ticket holders will not. Season ticket holders at least had some chance to win a potential seat, but the majority were sent emails announcing the results of a random computer selection that was based on seniority. Most email recipients were excluded, and unfortunately, their celebrations were cut a bit short...
"Talk about a downer," disheartened, but still invested, Bob Gray of West Caldwell frets, after receiving the fateful email, "At least they could have waited until the next day."
According to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where the game will take place, has capacity to seat 68,000. Of those, 12,500 are spoken for as miscellaneous use. The Giants get a 17½ percent share of the remaining 55,500. That's roughly 9,700 tickets available for purchase.
While players, coaches and other officials get some portion, Pat Hanlon, team spokesperson, did not comment on how many should be set aside for fans.