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In Wake Of Win, Giants Have Bad News For Fans

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Less than an hour after advancing to the Super Bowl, the New York Giants started delivering the bad news to many of their non-club season ticket holders.

While the Giants were going to Indianapolis to face the New England Patriots on Feb. 5, most of the non-club season tickets holders weren’t.

The Giants sent out emails roughly 50 minutes after their 20-17 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers announcing the results of a random computer selection that was based on seniority. Most emails included the word “unfortunately.”

As a participant, the Giants receive 17.5 percent of the tickets to the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Players, coaches and team officials get a chunk of that total.

Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon didn’t know how many tickets were reserved for fans.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)