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    Interest in Vikings, ticket sales are up

    [size=13pt]Charley Walters: Interest in Minnesota Vikings, ticket sales are up[/size]

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    Article Last Updated: 06/11/2008 12:36:21 AM CDT



    General enthusiasm for the Vikings is as high as it has been in several years, team officials say...


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    Thanks for the indepth anaylsis and reporting Charlie.
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    Re: Interest in Vikings, ticket sales are up

    It should be high. The FO has brought in legitimate talent all over the place this year. A much better approach that they took last year.

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    Re: Interest in Vikings, ticket sales are up

    The Vikings expect their season-ticket renewal rate to end up at about 90 percent. That would be about 55,000 season tickets, same as last season.

    "I don't think the renewal percentage is a factor of a fan-base erosion or anything; it's just a matter of the challenge of the Metrodome and people leaving their high-definition televisions at home to come sit in the Metrodome in some of the upper sections," LaCroix said.
    I think LaCroix is right on the money there.

    "Some of the renewals that did not plan to renew have called us back and have come back on board," he said.
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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
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    it's just a matter of the challenge of the Metrodome and people leaving their high-definition televisions at home to come sit in the Metrodome in some of the upper sections," LaCroix said.
    I think LaCroix is right on the money there.

    I am considering season tickets despite living 5 hrs. away. I have the big screen hdtv and gas is expensive. But when you throw in tailgating, it makes the live experience worthwhile.

    BTW, I'm a big fan of LaCroix. He has done a good job for the Vikings.
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    Re: Interest in Vikings, ticket sales are up

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
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    it's just a matter of the challenge of the Metrodome and people leaving their high-definition televisions at home to come sit in the Metrodome in some of the upper sections," LaCroix said.
    I think LaCroix is right on the money there.
    I am considering season tickets despite living 5 hrs. away. I have the big screen hdtv and gas is expensive. But when you throw in tailgating, it makes the live experience worthwhile.

    BTW, I'm a big fan of LaCroix. He has done a good job for the Vikings.
    I'm still waiting for my fucking pin, however.

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    Re: Interest in Vikings, ticket sales are up

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    The Vikings expect their season-ticket renewal rate to end up at about 90 percent. That would be about 55,000 season tickets, same as last season.

    "I don't think the renewal percentage is a factor of a fan-base erosion or anything; it's just a matter of the challenge of the Metrodome and people leaving their high-definition televisions at home to come sit in the Metrodome in some of the upper sections," LaCroix said.
    I think LaCroix is right on the money there.

    "Some of the renewals that did not plan to renew have called us back and have come back on board," he said.
    Singer?
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    Nope, I've been picking mine up off off eBay & getting them all under face value so far. Even with shipping figured in.

    IMO, A lot of these extra season tix being sold are not being bought up by fans, but scalpers. The Vikings have added some good players & that will draw a lot of fans. Scalping is no longer illegal in MN & they see this as an opportunity to make money selling them.

    EBay has been gluted with tix for sale since the Allen signing.

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    None of this suprises me, and I'm going to go out on a limb by saying this but, at the end of Camp and going into pre-season games, I think the Vikings are going to be the talk of the NFC.
    Most articals are going to be having it a three way race with all of us Neck and Neck going into the season..




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    Tickets are going to sky rocket when it comes to scalpers prices and ebay.....Dam good investment right now I'de say...


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    oh how i love our fickle fans


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    Re: Interest in Vikings, ticket sales are up

    btw bottom of the article:

    It's a baby boy due Thursday for six-time Pro Bowl Vikings center Matt Birk and wife Adrianna, who have three daughters, ages 5, 3 and 1. Will the boy — name still undecided — be a Harvard graduate or a football player, like his dad?

    "Hopefully both," Birk said.
    congrats Matty B!


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