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Only 1 percent of the tickets are made available to the general public through a national lottery, according to the claim. The league’s policy forces fans to the secondary market, where they pay substantially more than face value.

The lawsuit seeks “treble damages and attorney’s fees… and any other damages deemed just and proper by the court.”

The lawsuit claims the league distributes its share to broadcast networks, media sponsors and “other league insiders” and that the individual teams offer their allotment of tickets to re-sellers rather than the general public.

“The resellers are promised access to these tickets from the franchise, via ticket contracts entered into years in advance, that provide for specific quantities of Super Bowl tickets before the tickets are even printed,” according to the lawsuit.

According to the complaint, Finkelman spent $4,000 for two tickets to the game, to be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Feb. 2. The prices “was far in excess of the face value of the tickets,” the lawsuit claims. 

1 percent, you say?

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