Cowboys stadium manager leaving 4 months after fiasco
It looks we have the first fall guy in the Super Bowl XLV temporary seat fiasco.
Jack Hill, the manager of Cowboys Stadium, has resigned from his post effective June 1, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Hill has been with the Cowboys for more than six years after being hired to help the development process of the new stadium. As the public face of the $1.2 billion project, Hill put in a lot of work and for that the organization carefully thanked him.
“At some point, he probably missed building," Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said. “Our family has such a tremendous amount of respect for Jack and always will.”
It was Hill, though, who requested permits for temporary seats and who assured that workers would install them on time. More than 1,200 seats were not used for the game because they were deemed incomplete and unsafe.
Jones denied the embarrassing Super Bowl situation played a role in the decision.
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune