Vikings will raise ticket prices for 2010 season
Judd Zulgad | StarTribune.com | Wednesday, March 3, 2010
While Vikings fans don’t know whether quarterback Brett Favre will return next season, they do know they will be paying more for many tickets inside the Metrodome.
The team will increase season-ticket prices an average of 3 percent after freezing them last year, according to chief marketing officer Steve LaCroix. Prices will range from $29 to $128 per game. For the past two years, the Vikings’ lowest price for a season ticket was $25 per game; the highest was $123.
The average per-seat increase will be $2.40, with the maximum increase at $5. Fourteen percent of the team’s tickets will remain the same price or be decreased. All of those are in the upper deck. The Vikings have created two additional price levels for next season.
“While we could not realistically duplicate the flat pricing
structure of last season, we wanted to make the increase as minimal as possible to acknowledge the commitment of our season-ticket owners,” LaCroix said. “We wanted to continue one of the NFL’s lowest-priced season-ticket offerings at $29 per game, while keeping nearly 9,000 tickets priced the same or less.”
The team’s single-game ticket prices have yet to be set and those won’t go on sale until this summer. On their website, the Vikings note that season-ticket prices reflect a savings of up to 20 percent off single-game prices.
The Vikings will continue to offer a layaway plan for purchasing season tickets through the noncredit-based payment option of eLayawaySPORTS. The Vikings have a streak of 126 consecutive sellouts. The dates and times for the team’s entire 2010 schedule will be announced next month.
The agent for Vikings backup offensive lineman Artis Hicks said he expects his client to hit the market at 11:01 p.m. Thursday when free-agency opens. Agent JR Rickert had discussions with the Vikings at the NFL scouting combine last weekend in Indianapolis but no deal was reached. Meanwhile, the Bears reportedly are interested in Vikings free agent running back Chester Taylor.