Free tickets to football at Ford Field

If you live in Detroit and you’re not doing anything else on Monday night at 6:20 p.m. local time and you otherwise don’t have the money or interest to justify buying a ticket when the Lions play at Ford Field, you can go to the Giants-Vikings game at no charge.

The Vikings have announced that free tickets will be available as of 8:00 a.m. Monday.  Folks who have tickets to the game that was supposed to be played in Minneapolis will receive “preferred seating” near the 50-yard line.

So apart from the Vikings’ dome-field noise advantage evaporating, it’s safe to say that many of the folks who show up will be Lions fans who’ll be inclined to root against Brett Favre and the Vikings.

Heck, maybe even some local Packers fans will show up for the purposes of heckling Favre.

UPDATE:  The league has announced that fans with tickets to Sunday’s Lions-Packers game will be able to attend Monday’s game without having to get a separate ticket.

20 responses to “Free tickets to football at Ford Field

  1. So apart from the Vikings’ dome-field noise advantage evaporating, it’s safe to say that many of the folks who show up will be Lions fans who’ll be inclined to root against Brett Favre and the Vikings.

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    “Safe to say”? Really? I could see a lot of Packer fans making the trek, and it behooves them to root FOR the Vikings because a Giants loss would put them in the wild card spot for now. With the Vikings out of the playoff picture, it really doesn’t make sense for Lions or Packer fans to root against the Vikings.

  2. “Heck, maybe even some local Packers fans will show up for the purposes of heckling Favre.”

    Of course, they LIVE for Favre, they just don’t know it.

  3. Actually Lion fans have great respect for Favre and will probably cheer him on if he plays since the game will have no impact on the Lions season. It would be like if Berry Sanders came to Green Bay in a game that didn’t impact the Packers, I would cheer him on because I had great respect for him.

  4. So the combined price of the free tickets and airfare from New York to Detroit is still less than the cost for Meadowlands tickets on the secondary market. I’m guessing a large number of Giants fans at the game.
    Once again, weather screws some team and the Giants reap the benefits.

  5. After seeing the video, it doesn’t look like the roof will be fixed by next week. Is it possible that the Bears could get an extra home game out of this?

  6. Why would they heckle Favre? Frankly I’m rooting for the Vikings to take down over-rated New York team #2 (over-rated New York team #1 being the Jets of course). That only helps the Packers, who are battling with the Giants for a playoff spot.

  7. Michigan is in the Eastern time zone. The game is at 7:20 p.m. local time and GA tickets will be available at the box office starting tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

  8. @nothimagain
    “Once again, the weather screws some team and the Giants reap the benefits.”

    Yup, reaping the benefits. Not only do they get to log more airmiles by flying from NJ to KC to Detroit and back to NJ, but additionally they have one more day to “rest” and not have to prepare for the game against the Eagles next week.

    Do you REALLY expect 30-40 thousand NY/NJ residents to up and fly to Detroit, last-minute, on a Sunday night to get the free tickets at 8am Monday?

    While there will most likely be less Viking fans, I honestly expect the Packer fans to pick up the slack. This will NOT be an “advantage” for the Giants.

    Let’s think things through before we post, shall we?

  9. Great news for the snow-covered vagrants. Not so great for the ticket holders.

    Probably hear some pretty wild chants from the mentally-ill section.

    Honey, grab the kids, all your mace and both my rifles. We’re headin’ to Detroit.

  10. #smith62477 says: Dec 12, 2010 2:13 PM

    Why would Packers fans drive 8 or 9 hours to a game that the Pack are not playing in?

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    Packer fans actually need to cheer for the Vikings, and pray that the Giants lose. After the Packer loss today, if the Giants win, that puts the packers just about as far out of the playoffs as the Vikings are!

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