A little over a week ago, the NFL schedules were released and even though players and fans knew which teams they would be facing, they now finally know the order in which their season will go. As the teams slowly announced their final schedules, the secondary ticket market flew into action with ticket prices drastically changing for all games. Ultimately, the two priciest games of the season both involve the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. Coming in as the most expensive game of the season is the Seahawks Week 13 game when they travel to their bitter rival San Francisco 49ers, presently averaging $579. Right behind that game is the 2014 NFL Season Kickoff on September 4th between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at $568 at CenturyLink Field. To put these games and their extremely high ticket prices in comparison, you can get season tickets for the Minnesota Vikings for the low cost of only $600, only a few bucks more than the average price for those individual games.
Season tickets for the Vikings gives you access to all eight of their home games in 2014 as well as two preseason home games to make it 10 total games for an average of $60 each. The Vikings top home game of the season comes on November 23rd against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium, the home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, while the Vikings construct a brand new indoor stadium that will cost a cool $975 million. When these two teams get together for their Week 12 meeting, Vikings tickets will be going for $250 on average. Following their rivalry game with the Packers, the Vikings second most expensive game sees prices experience a drop of 20% to $200 for their Week 2 meeting with the New England Patriots with their Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears rounding out their top three most expensive games at $196.
These are just a few of the prominent games on the Vikings schedule but you could even add another three games onto this list as they have to play the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons this season, the first time in the same year since 2002. Despite having a down year a season ago when the Atlanta Falcons travel north to Minnesota in Week 4 it will be for the first time since 2011.
With all these great games on their schedule, it’s no surprise season ticket sales have increased recently for the Vikings, since the starting cost is only $600. For instance, if you were to buy the cheapest ticket to simply just “get into” the game for every Vikings home game, you would be looking at paying around 20% more than what the Vikings are offering at roughly $730 when factoring in seller fees and shipping.
In addition, there are several perks if you make the wise decision of getting a season ticket plan over single game tickets such as 10% off at the Vikings team store, first priority to seats at the new Vikings Stadium, free draft day party tickets, access to single game and group ticket presales. However, of all the perks that go along with buying season tickets, the biggest has to be same seat priority and first right of refusal on playoff tickets for face value, meaning that you could potentially see the Vikings in a home playoff game for significantly less than the secondary market. The ability to see a playoff game for face value is still far and away one of the best deals a fan could possibly hope for and alone would make the getting season tickets worth it.