NFL commissioner calls Super Bowl seat issue 'a failure'

(AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the problemswith hundreds of seats at the Super Bowl was "obviously a failureon our behalf," and the league takes responsibility.

Goodell said today "there's no excuses" for fans havingto give up their spots in the stands because of structural issueswith temporary seating.

The league scrambled to find replacement spots for 850 fans andtried to find a place with a view of the field for another 400people who gave up their seats at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday night,when the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 towin the Super Bowl.

NFL executive vice president Eric Grubman says the finalinstallation of railings, risers and steps in certain sections wasthe problem.

Green Bay's victory over Pittsburgh surpassed last year's record-setting game inthe Nielsen Co.'s preliminary ratings measurement of big cities.

The 2010 game between New Orleans and Indianapolis establisheditself as the most-watched program in U.S. television history, with106.5 million viewers; in an overnight measurement of the nation's 56largest media markets, this year's game had a 3 percent higherrating than last year's.

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