Minnesota Vikings single home game tickets went on sale on Tuesday. Many fans were lucky enough to scoop up some of the great seats that were available, but odds are that some will be left looking for tickets on the second-hand market.
Sep 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings fan Syd Davy cheers for his team as they play the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
However, fans looking to purchase tickets on the resale market might be in for a bit of a surprise, in a good way.
A recent article on the Forbes website found that prices for resale Minnesota Vikings home game tickets were down 17% for the 2015 season compared to the previous year. They determined this data by looking at the prices of sold tickets on popular resale site TiqIQ.com. Prices for a seat at a game this year are averaging $127.83 this season compared to last year’s $154.25.
In the article explaining the decrease, Forbes blames the decreased cost of tickets on several factors. Some of those are the Minnesota Vikings recent lack of playoff success, the Adrian Peterson situation, and playing outdoors at the University of Minnesota’ TCF Bank Stadium.
There are plenty of reasons to want to see the Minnesota Vikings live this year. Despite the reasons Forbes listed, the team is on the rise. They’re led by a promising young quarterback and have a former NFL MVP returning in the backfield. When you add in another solid draft, the Vikings are a team that many experts are calling “sleepers” to make the playoffs.
Personally, I recommend that fans take advantage of these lower ticket prices. When U.S. Bank Stadium opens for the 2016 season, those prices are likely to be significantly higher. They may even take another jump if Minnesota Vikings can realize some of their potential and squeak out a playoff berth this year.
I still expect each game in Minnesota to be a sell-out with fans being rowdy and having a lot of fun cheering on the Vikings. And spending a little less cash to see the team live this year doesn’t sound like a bad deal either.
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