(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- It was a glorious night for fans of the green and gold -- unless you were one of more than 1,200 ticketholders to get booted from your seats at the Super Bowl.
"We drove from Green Bay, Wisconsin, through bad, bad weather to get here and we can't get in. They're holding them like animals outside of that gate. Like cows," said one female ticketholder.
The fire marshal deemed four sections of temporary seating unsafe. The NFL found new seats for 850 of the fans, but 400 were locked out. All were promised a refund of three times the ticket value, but for some no price was worth the chance to witness the championship.
"But we have this letter refunding our money back which we don't care about. We just want our seats," said another ticket holder.
The NFL apologized, saying "The safety of fans attending the Super Bowl was paramount in making the decision...We will conduct a full review of this matter."
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