Thread: No Sellout, 56,000 only. ??!!?
09-12-2012, 05:03 AM #11
Streak ended many years ago my friends.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-12-2012, 05:22 AM #12
No they don't unless you are out of the local broadcast range and so is the station that locally broadcasts the games.
I live outside that area and could get the signal but the station I get my local feeds from (Mankato) is inside it so we always get blacked out when the team doesn't sell out.
09-12-2012, 09:45 AM #14Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-12-2012, 02:18 PM #15
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Since the sellout streak began in 1997, the Vikings have used corporate assistance a grand total of three times, all coming in 2007.
- Fox bought the final 400 tickets for the Sept. 9, 2007 home opener against Atlanta
- WCCO agreed to buy 700 tickets for the Nov. 4, 2007 game against San Diego.
- WCCO and a corporate sponsor purchased 1000 tickets apiece for the November 18, 2007 game against Oakland.
In all three cases the tickets were donated to local charities. And despite the belief of some, this was still a sellout.
Sadly it has indeed come to an end. We had enough to avoid a blackout, but not enough to qualify as a sellout under NFL rules.Zeus wrote:
When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
09-13-2012, 08:04 AM #16
Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!
09-13-2012, 05:45 PM #17
I know they aren't blacked out for me in WI, I wasn't worried about me. I'm far enough out anyways even in Winona, MN. What I asked was if indeed the Vikings game was blacked out locally in the Minneapolis area last Sunday.
I got my answer;
The Minnesota Vikings' streak of sold out, regular-season games at the Metrodome came to end Sunday afternoon against Jacksonville.
The streak had reached 144 games (including preseason, regular season and playoffs), dating to the 1998 season, and actually ended when exhibition games against Buffalo and San Diego last month failed to fill the Dome.
The Vikings, who went 3-13 last season, announced an attendance of 56,607 for Sunday's 26-23 overtime victory of the Jaguars. The listed seating capacity for the Dome is 63,725.
Sunday's game was not blacked out in the Twin Cities because the Vikings took advantage of a new NFL rule that enables them to declare that if they sold 90 percent of tickets for a home game it would be aired locally on TV.
Several times in recent years, the team had to go to great lengths to sell all the available seats in the Dome to avoid a blackout.
The game wasn't blacked out. So in essence, even though the Vikings didn't sell out, the game was not blacked out because 90% of the tickets were sold.
Before this year a no-sellout meant a definite blackout. As far as local fans are concerned now, I'm sure most won't give a rats ass if the game is a sellout or not, as long as it isn't blacked out.
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