Trial begins: Eight ticketholders suing the NFL in federal suit over seating for Super Bowl 45

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(CNN) — A federal lawsuit over seating for Super Bowl 45 began Monday, March 2nd in Dallas.

Eight ticketholders are suing the NFL — saying they paid thousands of dollars to attend the 2011 game that the Green Bay Packers won, but they didn’t have seats or they were given ones with obstructed views.

The NFL admitted that about 1,000 temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas weren’t completed in time for the game.

Officials say bad weather prevented workers from finishing the seats, but the plaintiffs argue the league did little to respond to the problems.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be one of the first witnesses called by the plaintiff’s attorney.