Call it the Super Bowl storyline that won't die. The story has nothing to do with the game itself, nor the performances on the field, but instead is centered around a few hundred ticket holders that didn't have seats. From complaints from the misplaced guests to complaints about the complaints, there's been an ongoing, nationwide dialog about the Cowboys Stadium ticket snafu.
Now, we may finally have a resolution. Not only have the 400 ticket holders forced to watch the game on a television in an enclosed room been offered tickets to a NASCAR event, they've also been offered transferable tickets to the 2012 Super Bowl in addition to the promised refund for triple the face value of the tickets. That's option one. Individuals can take the tickets and do whatever they please, including selling the tickets for what's likely a huge profit.
But there's another option for the affected fans that sounds even more enticing. They'll still get the refund, but under the section option, the fans will also get non-transferable tickets to any other future Super Bowl. It appears there's no limitation to this, so Green Bay and Pittsburgh fans could theoretically wait until their respective team makes another Super Bowl to use the offer, if it happens in their lifetime.
To recap, affected fans received triple the face value of their tickets, a ticket to either the 2012 Super Bowl or any future Super Bowl, a chance to go onto the field at Cowboys Stadium after the game and, depending on who you believe, free food at drinks for some period of time in the bar they were stuck in throughout the game. Sounds good enough to let this story fizzle out to me.