Cowboys Waited Till Three Weeks Before Super Bowl to Get Permit to Install More Seats

The AP reports that the Cowboys waited till about three weeks till Super Bowl XLV to get a permit to install seats that ended up not being ready for last Sunday’s game.

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t obtain a permit to install temporary seating at Cowboys Stadium until about three weeks before the Super Bowl, despite being informed of Arlington’s requirements five months ahead of the big game, according to records released by the city Friday.

City and stadium officials then scrambled to prepare the seating for the game between the Steelers and Packers, the records show, but about 1,250 of the seats were deemed unsafe — and about 400 fans who had bought tickets with a face value of $800 had nowhere to sit.

E-mails between Ed Dryden, Arlington’s chief building official, and Jack Hill, the stadium’s general manager, show the city began asking about the permit last September but didn’t receive a request for it until Jan. 13. The lack of a response during the intervening months prompted at least one reminder from Dryden.

“We are currently reviewing the other interior stadium items proposed for the Super Bowl,” Dryden wrote Hill on Dec. 22. “The bleacher seating is noted as supplied by others and there are no details included with this permit set. We will appreciate either you or your vendor moving forward quickly with a permit application submitted to us for review and approval.”


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