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In event of a Football Match getting abandoned or cancelled because of rain, poor weather conditions or any other reason will the spectators get back their ticket money ?.

i.e. Is it Refundable or Non Refundable ?.

I Feel it should be refundable.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Prashant,

If you are speaking of American football, the games are played in just about any type of weather.  However, if playing the game would endanger the fans, the game will be postponed and rescheduled. As a rule, the postponement will be the the best concession you will get regarding inclement weather.  I have never seen football teams offer a refund.

Best wishes,

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Thank you.

If the game even after rescheduling is still not played because of poor weather, rain or any other reasons the rescheduled game got cancelled, will the spectators get the money refund back ?.

Note : Rain or poor weather (Poor Lights) conditions is a natural phenomenon and it is not the fault of the spectators or fans who have come to watch the football game live between the two teams and seeing their favorite players in action.

Ideally the Spectators should get their 100 % money back paid for the tickets.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Dear Prashant,

Although the chances are very, very slim that a football game would not be played because of inclement weather, if this should occur, the NFL would most likely offer a refund or a credit towards towards the purchase of a ticket to a future game.

In reality, I would expect that the only circumstances where an NFL game would not be played, thus creating a situation where a refund may be necessary would be due to (a) labor strife (b) a matter of national emergency (c) the mourning of a president (d) an act of god.

Lets hope we will not see any of these come to fruition.

Best wishes,

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