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Vikings fans pass on playoff tix

Update: According to the Star-Tribune, the number of seats available is down to 14,000 as of Tuesday afternoon. Tickets are available for as little as $30. The blog post says the Vikings will have until about 3:30 p.m. Friday to sell out or the game will be blacked out. Pretty funny to read the comments section. Readers blame any number of different factors for the lack of tickets sold, including: Minnesotans being cheap Brad Childress being boring The economy The Metrodome From earlier post: As Rich Hofmann pointed out in his blog yesterday, 20,000 tickets remain available for this Sunday's Vikings-Eagles playoff game. An article in today's Star-Tribune takes a closer look at why so many available seats exist. One interesting nugget: Only 55 percent of Vikings season-ticket holders decided to purchase playoff tickets. That sounds like an insane number. Isn't having a chance at playoff tickets one of the reasons you purchase season tickets in the first place? As the article points out, the game could be blacked out in Minnesota, which hasn't happened since the Vikings' regular-season finale in 1997. And no NFL playoff game has been blacked out since the Dolphins-Ravens game in Miami in 2002.

Vikings fans pass on playoff tix

Update:

According to the Star-Tribune, the number of seats available is down to 14,000 as of Tuesday afternoon. Tickets are available for as little as $30. The blog post says the Vikings will have until about 3:30 p.m. Friday to sell out or the game will be blacked out. Pretty funny to read the comments section. Readers blame any number of different factors for the lack of tickets sold, including:

Minnesotans being cheap
Brad Childress being boring
The economy
The Metrodome

From earlier post:

As Rich Hofmann pointed out in his blog yesterday, 20,000 tickets remain available for this Sunday's Vikings-Eagles playoff game.

An article in today's Star-Tribune takes a closer look at why so many available seats exist. One interesting nugget: Only 55 percent of Vikings season-ticket holders decided to purchase playoff tickets.

That sounds like an insane number. Isn't having a chance at playoff tickets one of the reasons you purchase season tickets in the first place?

As the article points out, the game could be blacked out in Minnesota, which hasn't happened since the Vikings' regular-season finale in 1997. And no NFL playoff game has been blacked out since the Dolphins-Ravens game in Miami in 2002.

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