Lawyers representing a group of Philadelphia Flyers season ticket-holders have sued the team's owner over its policy for tickets to the outdoor Winter Classic. The owner calls the lawsuit frivolous.
Jenkintown, Pa.-based Stern & Eisenberg filed the suit against Comcast-Spectacor in New Jersey's Mercer County Superior Court. The lawsuit says team owners breached the contract by forcing season ticket-holders to purchase tickets to the Jan. 2 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park separately and at a higher price.
The suit says fans who bought a 44-game season ticket package for 2011-2012 got only 43 tickets. The plaintiffs say those who bought season tickets were told they would have to purchase Winter Classic tickets separately.
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The Legal Intelligencer reports that thousands of ticket holders could be affected. Comcast-Spectacor, which is owned by Comcast, the parent company of NBC10, says in a statement that the claim is frivolous and that it will “vigorously defend” itself.