Demand drops, prices fall for Vikings, Packers tickets

10:42 AM, Oct 26, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - It's Sunday Night Football with rivals Green Bay and Minnesota squaring off, but despite the prime time audience and the storied past, tickets to this Packers and Vikings game are not nearly as expensive as in years past.

"Yeah, yeah, it's definitely crickets," said Ticket King's, Michael Nowakowski. "However, the prices have dropped to a point that I've never seen in the 20 years we've been in business here."

To give you a little perspective, ticket prices for last year's game at the end of the season, where the Vikings had to win to get into the playoffs, sold for a minimum of $350 per ticket.

For Sunday Night's game on KARE 11, Ticket King has seats that start at $65.

It's just a fraction above face value and Ticket King has plenty, so does Stub Hub and the NFL's Ticket Exchange, where tickets can be found for less than $50.

"The reason the prices are dropping is because we have too much," said Nowakowski.

In a sense a brokers loss is your gain, but still, it's not like $50 is a steal.

Although, if you consider it from a Packers perspective, where Lambeau Field games are sold out, it might be worth the trip. Additionally, the price may drop just enough to convince even the casual Vikings fan to purchase a ticket.

"Why wouldn't I take this opportunity to go see the game for $50 to $60 when in years past it's a $100 or $200," Nowakowski said.

It's inevitable that as game day arrives, tickets will be available and sold on the street without a receipt. The Better Business Bureau warns everybody to go through a reputable ticket broker.

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