Vikings’ Sellout Streak Faces Another Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of tickets left to sell this season.

Chief marketing officer Steve LaCroix said Tuesday there are 6,500 seats available for the Dec. 18 game against New Orleans and 5,000 seats remaining for the Jan. 1 game against Chicago.

The Vikings have announced sellouts of their 64,000-seat stadium for 142 straight games, including the preseason, regular season and playoffs. The last time they had a game blacked out in the Twin Cities television market for lacking ticket sales was 14 years ago.

The Vikings fell to 2-10 after Sunday’s loss to Denver.

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  1. THEY SUCK !! I WOULD NOT GO FOR FREE! NO TAX MONEY ! says:

    LET’S BUILD THEM A BIGGER STADIUM SO THERE WILL BE EVEN MORE SEATS AND THE TAX PAYERS THAT DO NOT GO ANYWAY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WATCH THEM AT HOME!! GOOD PLAN !

  2. Lynn says:

    What game would we get if our game is blacked out ?

    1. Louis says:

      I believe it would be one of the other local area teams–Pack, Lions, Bears. I think it’s based on region of the country.

      1. TalkIsCheap says:

        At least we can cheer for a team that knows how to win!

  3. David says:

    Taxpayers build their stadiums and they blackout games. What idiot is negotiating public money for stadiums? If taxpayers pay for their facilities games should NEVER be blacked out.

    1. yep says:

      Good point. That’s yet another reason the owners and the NFL (the ones raking in all the profits) need to pay for their own facilities.

  4. Jill says:

    If they are going to force the taxpayers to buy Zygi a stadium, why not force them to buy tickets too?

  5. Deep Thinker says:

    If instead of the Vikings game due to a blackout, we could possibly get a Packer or Bears game, please, please, please nobody else buy tickets for anymore Viking games. GO PACKERS

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