I know there was a snowstorm in Dallas last week . . . but really they waited until the last week to take care of this? The Cowboys season ended over a month ago, right? It seemed like they wanted to have the highest attended Superbowl in history, but could care less about the fans.
I really don't think they did, though. I know that's what a lot of people have said, but they even had someone who is in charge of facilities at the stadium on the news as recently as January 26th saying that they were taking every possible precaution for safety, had gotten checked and rechecked, and weren't anticipating any problems.
Obviously Jerry Jones was looking to pack in as many people as possible, but it did sound like they received the information regarding the change very late in the planning (new fire chief) and had genuine problems getting to change the seats as a result of the storm. I live in Dallas, and we shut down COMPLETELY last week. Schools and businesses were closed Tues-Fri and some on Saturday.
I completely agree that they should have warned people sooner and offered the compensation package (I would have taken it
) in order to get volunteers to step down, but I don't think they were quite as cavalier as some news reports are implying . . .