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Lucas Oil Stadium capacity expanded to 68,000 for Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS--According to the NFL, 254 seats have been installed behind one end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

NFL officials said they anticipate no problems with the temporary seating this year after problems with some of the approximately 13,000 temporary seats at last year’s Super Bowl in Arlington, Tex., left some ticketed fans with nowhere to sit.

The fans who were affected by last year’s troubles were offered a variety of potential remedies by the league. According to the NFL, 246 of them are scheduled to attend this year’s game after accepting options that included a ticket to this Super Bowl, along with other considerations. They will sit in spots throughout the stadium.

With some temporary seats in other areas of the stadium and standing-room spots in some suites, the capacity at Lucas Oil Stadium for Sunday’s game will be approximately 68,000, according to the NFL, up from a normal capacity of about 63,000...

For the first time, fans were permitted to attend a Super Bowl media day Tuesday. They filled the stands in the lower bowl of the stadium on one side of the field as the Patriots and Giants had separate one-hour sessions with the media. According to a league spokesman, about 7,300 tickets to media day were sold at $25 apiece. All of the allotted media-day tickets were sold, the spokesman said.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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