Football game tickets: A football team can’t buy tickets for the Super Bowl
The NFL has been hit with a lawsuit by an NFL fan who said he was denied access to tickets to a Super Bowl game by a stadium official who claimed he was not a fan.
The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Miami, said that a Miami-Dade stadium official told a Florida-based company that was selling Super Bowl tickets that it was not permitted to sell tickets for a game at the time because it did not have the proper paperwork.
The lawsuit, filed in a Miami courtroom, said the official, John V. Miller, told the company that he was selling tickets to “a local Miami sports team” and was not authorized to sell Super Bowl ticket sales at the stadium.
The NFL has not confirmed that Miller is an official for the Miami Dolphins.
The Miami Herald is not naming Miller because of his status as a Miami Dolphins employee.
Miller, a Miami Gardens native, has denied in a statement that he is a Miami Dolphin fan and said that the Dolphins “are not a team associated with Miami Dolphins fans.”
The lawsuit says that the Miami-based stadium authority, the Miami Sports Commission, failed to inform Miller of the league’s policy of not allowing fans to purchase tickets for NFL games.
The Dolphins, who play their first game in New Orleans on Feb. 11, have not said whether Miller will be charged with a violation of the NFL’s policy on ticket sales.
The Dolphins said that he could face fines for not having the proper documentation.
The Miami Herald was not able to reach Miller for comment.
Miller did not return a message left by the Associated Press.