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New Jersey opposes restricted Super Bowl tickets

New Jersey plans to outlaw restricted-use tickets, following the National Football League (NFL)’s announcement that its national lottery Super Bowl tickets cannot be given away or sold by its winners.

The NFL put 1,000 tickets up for grabs in a now-closed lottery for New Jersey’s hosting of the Super Bowl on February 2, 2014. At a pre-paid cost of $500, the tickets will be given to winners on the day, who will then be escorted to their seats.

Though the proposed bill will not be implemented in time for next year’s Super Bowl, should it pass it will outlaw restrictions of the re-sale of sports tickets, as well as for music and entertainment events.

The bill’s backer New Jersey senator Raymond Lesniak reportedly said: “If you win the lottery, you should have the right to do with it what you. If the winners want to sell their tickets, God bless them. I don’t have a problem with that.”