Vikings tickets pricier at TCF Bank Stadium, but you might not be able to buy 'em anyway

Categories: Vikings
tcfBankVikes.jpg
The cheapest tickets (light purple) cost $35. The most expensive (black) cost $139.
The Vikings have released information about ticket prices for games at TCF Bank Stadium, and unsurprisingly, going to a game won't be as cheap as it was at the Metrodome.

SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets

The cheapest single-game ticket at TCF Stadium will cost $35, while at the Dome, the least spendy unobstructed seat cost $31. But before you start budgeting to buy tickets for a game next year, know that there's a good chance there won't be any single-gamers available.

That's because as of now, the team has about 52,000 tickets already spoken for as part of the 11,000 season ticket packages in place during the 2013 season, and TCF Bank Stadium's capacity is just a shade over 52,000. (Capacity at the Metrodome was about 64,000, and the stadium featured bigger sections, meaning some season ticket holders who had lower-level seats at the Dome will have to sit on the upper level at TCF Bank Stadium.)

"Right now, we're at capacity," Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson told us today. "But where our season tickets renewals are at remains to be seen."

Typically, about 90 percent of season ticket holders renew their seats, Anderson said, meaning there might be just a couple thousand single-game tickets available when they go on sale sometime this summer.

But renewal rates could be atypical this year because of the likelihood some season ticket holders won't be interested in watching games in a Polar Vortex.

"Playing outside will be a completely different experience, and there will be an element of fans who won't want to go outside," Anderson said. "The one thing we've made very clear is that if you don't want to go to TCF we aren't going to punish you in terms of priority at the new stadium, as priority is based on where you were at 2013 at Mall of America Field."

On the plus side, unlike Gophers games where beer is only sold at designated beer gardens around the facility, Vikings games at TCF Bank Stadium will offer beer everywhere. So if you've got the dough to cough up $7 or $8 a pop for brewskis and are lucky enough to snag tickets, there will be ways to stay relatively warm during those cold December home games.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

My Voice Nation Help
19 comments
Doug Gentry
Doug Gentry

Everyone seems to thinks the tickets were cheap in the Metrodome...that's not how I remember it.

Robyn Cunningham Rasmussen
Robyn Cunningham Rasmussen

'Joe 6 pack' wont be able to afford taking his family to a game....what a shame....enjoy your stadium you crook, Wilf.

Jessica Navratil
Jessica Navratil

I'd rather watch the Vikings lose in my pajamas on my couch.

Justin Irvine
Justin Irvine

they are saying you cant buy single game tickets till 2016 as reported on Kfan... That is some BS. So for two years they dont want dads to take their kids to their first game? yep this sounds like a winning vikings strategy!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson

You're trying to make up revenue for lost seats? What about the fact that you barely won 5 games? I'm sure that won't help sales much. I guarantee you guys won't win 4 next year.

Michael G Strouss
Michael G Strouss

They want my tax dollars to build a stadium I can't afford to take my kids to.......kiss my hairy white a$$!!!!!!!

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Cheapest seat is still the one in your living room, in front of the tv

brill029
brill029

Season ticket holders are suckers.  Here's how it's done:


1. Wait for the team to suck

2. Buy seats from disappointed season ticket holders on Stubhub for $10


In the improbable event that #1 does not occur, enjoy the games in high-definition in your living room or nearest sports bar, where you will enjoy cheap drinks, bathrooms, pleasant temperatures, the ability to see, and the satisfaction of knowing you didn't pay $35 (plus PSL) to get in the door. 

Ryan Schoen
Ryan Schoen

As far as availability, that's where stubhub comes into play!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

I think Zygi should jack up the prices even higher! $75 minimum for the cheap seats and work up from there. Why not $9 or $10 a beer? The suckers will keep paying. I learned a long time ago that for what I'd pay to see a game in person, I can sit in a nice sports bar with big screen TVs and eat and drink like a king and leave a nice big tip for the waiter/waitress who brings it all to me. No lines for the bathroom either. Or I can save even more and watch at home. I can't believe the suckers keep ponying up - I hope Zygi drills them on the seat licenses too.

Nick Merchant
Nick Merchant

Still cheap for a ticket. Tried to see the Vikings game at MetLife stadium last year and the cheap seats were double that.

marevitals
marevitals

@MNjoe Well Joe, aren't you just a bright and shining shit bird. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@marevitals @MNjoe Why yes I am, thank you - but don't let me shit on your Vikings party. Feel free to spend as much $$$ as you want - Zygi needs more $$$!  Why, I'd say the owners, players and staff are all underpaid and NFL teams should keep jacking up the prices. No end to the suckers that'll keep paying. Have fun with all that.

Now Trending

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Loading...