During the 2011 Super Bowl hosted at Cowboys Stadium between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, legions of fans complained about their seating, which likely cost the equivalent of a small down payment on a house.
After attempting to band together to sue the NFL in a class-action lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn decided that wouldn't be happening, saying each case takes on an individual nature, according to bloomberg.com.
Lynn has made other rulings involving this case, including that breach of contract claims can continue against the NFL. Lynn also ruled the suing fans can go after the league for fraud, which many plan to do, according to Michael Avenatti, the lead counsel for the ticketholders, per the article.
"We are disappointed with the court’s ruling but look forward to representing hundreds of our clients this year in the trials against the NFL," Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti LLP, said in an e-mail. "During those trials we will prove that the NFL defrauded its fans."
Considering the NFL's power, any lawsuit is likely to drag out for quite some time in court. If the league tried to settle with one fan, it would have to do so with all the others, something that seems tough to fathom.