NFL Game

A federal court in Ohio certified a class of ticket holders suing the NFL for its cancellation of the 2016 Hall of Fame Exhibition Game due to field conditions. The ground crew did not have enough time to prepare the field and heated it to speed the drying of the painted midfield logo, melting the turf, and creating a “slick, stick, congealed mess.” A substance applied to the field to remedy the issue contained a warning label that it could burn skin. The fans were not notified of the game’s cancellation until they were inside the stadium.

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Football Fans

A class action was filed Wednesday in Santa Clara County against the Santa Clara Stadium Authority over its refusal to offer refunds to those who purchased stadium builders licenses, a required purchase for those who want to buy season tickets to the NFL’s 49ers home games. The lawsuit claims no refunds have been offered despite the likelihood of reduced or eliminated seating amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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