Fans plans to sue after Sunday’s NFL Hall of Fame game disaster

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Photo of turf on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

Update (August 23, 2016)– The lawsuit was dismissed.

Original story:

CANTON, Ohio — Several fans who traveled to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame game that was canceled on Sunday night because of poor field conditions are planning to sue the NFL and the hall.

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented ticket holders for the 2011 Super Bowl who wound up without seats in Dallas, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that no fewer than 20 individuals have approached him about a class-action lawsuit. He said his firm has fielded another 10 calls about seeking further reimbursements, including travel expenses.

Avenatti said his clients are from a variety of states, including Wisconsin and Indiana, who came to see the Green Bay Packers play the Indianapolis Colts.

The game was canceled after paint congealed and hardened on portions of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

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