Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones doesn’t believe the seating debacle at last year’s Super Bowl ill adversely affect the area’s chances of scoring the big game in the future.
In a long interview with Norm Hitzges of 1310 The Ticket on Monday, Jones said that if the club had had their way at Super Bowl XLV, fans would have stood in the so-called Party Pass areas of the stadium, rather than sit in temporary seating--which according to Jones, was the NFL’s idea.
As you might remember, workers’ efforts in the week leading up to the game were hampered by a rare North Texas snow storm, and a large section of this temporary seating wasn’t ready in time for the game--leaving around 1,250 fans without the seats they had already paid for.
"Well, every club, every owner understands weather. So let's don't beat ourselves up over an inordinate happenstance when we had a combination sleet and snow storm, so I don't think that's going to be an issue," Jones said. "Our Super Bowl is going in a way, by a large amount, the highest revenue game for the NFL that there's ever been and probably will ever be in terms of the attendance at the game. We certainly lobbied, what we like to do the stand-up in the stadium as opposed to turning the stand-up area into seats. I'll lobby for that the next time that we have a Super Bowl. Instead of putting the temporary seats, do our stand-up that we do and configure our stadium for, and I think that's a heck of a value and it makes more sense.
"There's a political process that goes on relative to the Super Bowl and we all understand that. It's the only thing other than electing the commissioner that is done by secret ballot. And that is the election of who is going to get the next Super Bowl or the next Super Bowl to vote on. I don't think it's going to hurt us.”
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