Green Bay Packers fans who attended the Hall of Fame Game this year and feel ripped off: there is a better settlement coming your way.
On Thursday morning, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its final refund plan for fans who attended the cancelled game a few weeks ago - and this plan is intended to help cover much more than just the cost of tickets. The following items will be covered, according to the Hall of Fame’s official announcement:
- Face value of tickets
- Processing and shipping fees on tickets
- Pre-paid parking passes purchased from the Hall of Fame
- One night of hotel accommodations
The Hall is also offering ticketholders additional material compensation, including four tickets for admission to the Hall of Fame, a discount on merchandise, and other items.
Interested fans can click here to access the Hall of Fame’s reimbursement site; fans will need to request a reimbursement packet, which will then need to be submitted for review by Hall of Fame personnel before the refund(s) are issued.
Ultimately, this is an excellent move by the Hall of Fame, and one that should be seen as a positive step towards rebuilding the damage that was done by the game’s cancellation and the poor communication of that decision. However, it is important to note that by submitting a reimbursement request, fans will waive all rights to participating in the class-action lawsuit - so be sure to read all information carefully. Hall of Fame President David Baker alluded to those allegations and acknowledged that this is an attempt to rebuild the relationship with the fans, saying “We take full responsibility for what occurred at the game. We are doing what is right for our fans. We will learn from this experience so something like this never happens again.”
Then again, I suspect that many Packers fans would settle for this as compensation:
Only satisfactory response is to induct Jerry Kramer post haste https://t.co/Xeo2NPtFT3— Craig Kronzer (@kronzer) August 18, 2016
If any APC readers intend to pursue this reimbursement plan, we would be curious to hear of your experience or results.