Vikings warn fans: Super Bowl ticket prices will be a “shock”

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The Super Bowl will be in the Vikings’ stadium in February, but not many Vikings fans will be there.

The NFL doesn’t price tickets with ordinary fans in mind, and supply and demand dictates a price point beyond the means of most people — even most people with enough disposable income that they could afford tickets to Vikings regular-season games.

“We haven’t gotten the final pricing, but we know the NFL takes over the stadium, and takes over the pricing,” Vikings Executive V.P. of Public Affairs and Stadium Development Lester Bagley told the Star-Tribune. “It’s going to be some sticker shock for sure for our market. Tickets are going to be hard to come by in terms of access, because the league takes them. They’re going to be sticker shock on prices. But it’s part of the deal when you get the Super Bowl. You get 100,000 coming into your market that support the game. Over the 10 days we’ll have 1 million people come to the market. But just for the four-day weekend for the game, we’ll get 100,000 people here. It’s a lot of the top NFL sponsors and all of teams, all 32 NFL teams are represented and the media. It’s a big production. Tickets are going to be a challenge, for sure.”

According to SeatGeek.com, a Super Bowl ticket generally costs between $2,500 and $3,000.

73 responses to “Vikings warn fans: Super Bowl ticket prices will be a “shock”

  1. It really shouldn’t be a sticker shock situation. Early February in freaking Minneapolis, do I really need to say anything more?

    People with oodles of cash going for the Super Bowl experience…save your money, go to Miami, Tampa, LA, the next time it is in New Orleans, etc., somewhere you can walk around and enjoy the experience without wearing a parka.

    If the tickets were $50 a piece there would still be empty seats in the bird killer stadium.

  2. I guess since the Vikings haven’t been to a Super Bowl in 41 years their fans have no idea how much tickets to the big game cost.

  3. Even with a free Super Bowl ticket, I’d rather watch it in on my big screen tv with family and friends.

  4. If the tickets were $50 a piece there would still be empty seats in the bird killer stadium

    Get real… Cats in Minneapolis kill more birds than the stadium. Not sure where you are from to compare but Minneapolis is actually a really cool city.

  5. Yet even with all the corporate interests and attendees with no stake in either team, Goodell still finds a way to get massively booed.

  6. Viking fans, the Superbowl is where the top team from each of the 2 conferences face off in the championship game. The winning team gets a stunningly beautiful Lombardi trophy.

  7. popcherrycoke says:
    Jun 11, 2017 11:29 AM
    I guess since the Vikings haven’t been to a Super Bowl in 41 years their fans have no idea how much tickets to the big game cost.
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    The last time the Vikings were in a Super Bowl tickets were just $25.00.
    Gas prices hovered around 65 cents.
    And George Lucas was just some guy who directed American Graffiti.

  8. The trophy reason why this league sucks. In it’s biggest game of the year regular fans are basically shut out. I’ve always thought that conference championship weekend was the best weekend of football. Real fans, usually outdoors in the elements, home field advantage, and not as commercial and formulaic as superbowl weekend.

  9. They get to see Aaron Rodgers plenty in the regular season. No need to splurge on these.
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    I second that motion.

  10. The Super Bowl has become the most over-hyped sports event in the world. The game is now secondary to all the glitz. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.
    The fans are way down on the list as far as the NFL is concerned, too. They’d rather be able to put actors and actresses who wouldn’t know a football from an Easter egg on their cameras than “Harry” the garage mechanic who has been a fan of the team for 50 years and supported the team for decades.
    So Vikings fans, do what smart people do. Ignore all the pre-game hype, watch the game from your living room couch, turn the channel during the commercials (which last over 4 minutes) and ignore the post-game analysis. It’s much more enjoyable that way. And if you want an even more enjoyable experience, listen to it on the radio while you spend time with your family doing something else.
    The good thing is, you want have your hearts broken by watching your Vikings lose the game, because the only way they are getting there is by sitting next to one of those actors or actresses.

  11. $20 for a ticket in Super Bowl XI. I just looked up pictures of the tickets. I assume that was the cheapest.

    I would imagine they would be double that now.

  12. Between the ticket prices and the “game day experience” (parking 3 miles away for $50, security lines, $15 beers), I’m not sure why anyone goes to games anymore. A 65″ TV and Red Zone is a far better way to spend your Sunday.

    As for the Super Bowl, it is simply not an event for regular people anymore.

  13. Super Bowl tickets are WAY TOO SPENDY for this guy, but when the Chiefs finally get back to the Super Bowl you can bet I’ll be there. It will certainly be the last time in my lifetime that they make it and I’ll damned well be there.

  14. The Super Bowl is no longer for the regular fans unless they want to catch the game on TV. If the NFL could charge for that, they would. And who will go? Celebrities with money and other rich folks who just want to be seen and don’t know a first down from tackle. They don’t follow football for the whole year, they don’t care about football, but use the event as another red carpet “be seen” occasion. In the meanwhile, the fans who are the NFL’s bread and butter get set aside and ignore like yesterday’s leftover.

  15. No worry Viking fans, your favorite team will be out of the playoff hunt early on as usual.

  16. what da says:
    Jun 11, 2017 11:52 AM
    If the tickets were $50 a piece there would still be empty seats in the bird killer stadium

    Get real… Cats in Minneapolis kill more birds than the stadium. Not sure where you are from to compare but Minneapolis is actually a really cool city.

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    ‘Really cool’ is an understatement.

  17. Its just not fair on Pats fans who have had to buy tickets to 7 of the last 16 SBs! How about a little sympathy from other fans – maybe you could all start up a kitty with your small change or something…

  18. have only been to one SB … XIII … Bradshaw vs. Staubach … in Miami …

    paid $35 to a scalper to sit in the end zone and watch Jackie Smith forget how to catch.

  19. The NFL really doesn’t want home town fans going to the games. They would prefer to sell these ridiculously priced travel packages and wine and dine the heavy hitters. Other than the game itself, this is about big business.

  20. Lions fans trashing any city or team is laughable… Detriot is a pity case for America (bailed out) and the rest of state poisions the drinking water like a turd world country. And the Lions are the pity case for the NFL. They have 1 playoff victory in 50 years!

  21. I’d rather put the 3k on a futures bet at anywhere from 5/1 to 30/1. That’s where the excitement is. Sitting in a packed stadium while chugging $20 cups of beer for five hours straight is not my idea of fun. You can be a VIP at a Las Vegas Super Bowl party on your own terms and maybe ride home 20k or 30k ahead. Always choose the fast lane, fellas.

  22. “They get to see Aaron Rodgers plenty in the regular season. No need to splurge on these.”

    You’re right; he’ll be home on his couch as usual.

  23. The is the second time Minneapolis has hosted a superbowl, the previous time the Redskins beat the Bills after the 1991 season (in early 1992).

    Given that a superbowl will never be played in Green Bay… even if you built an indoor stadium bigger than Jerry World (which they wouldn’t, good for them keeping it outdoors) the city just doesn’t have the infrastructure to support it.

    Given that, this is probably the closest a superbowl will come to Green Bay. I know, Chicago is slightly closer, but they aren’t going to host a superbowl any time soon. It only comes north of the Mason Dixon once very ten years, and only once did they gamble with outdoors, and while they got away with it, odds would be worse in Chicago. And that took intense lobbying.

    So Packers fans should be happy about having it in Minneapolis, could work out great for ya. Plus, most ticket buying packer fans are already familiar with the area.

  24. For the fans of the 31 other teams, the Superbowl is Feb 4th.

    For Viking fans, its on October 15th, and the tickets will be more modestly priced.

  25. longtimefanh8tr says:
    Jun 11, 2017 1:45 PM
    Vikings once again showing their pettiness. Jacking up ticket prices because the Pack will be playing there and not them is just mean.

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    Another packer fan showing his reading comprehension. The NFL takes over this game. We haven’t gotten the final pricing, but we know the NFL takes over the stadium, and takes over the pricing, The Vikings and Minnesota will reap the rewards from the fans flocking into Minneapolis. Packer fans will have to go to the bank and take out some of those newfangled $100.oo bills.

  26. This shouldn’t be a surprise. The NFLs main priority is to make as much money as possible. The league will won’t care about the fans until the profits start to dwindle.

  27. As a Minnesota Viking 4Life since 1968 I don’t want to hear about any off field activities, charity events, off field arrests, cheerleaders, stadium issues etc, all I want to hear about is the team itself-PLEASE………………………..

  28. If I’m a Vikes fan dying to see a real team, buy game tix when GB visits MN earlier in the season. Much cheaper seeing them win then than watching them win the SB in February.

    SB means Super Bowl, BTW.

  29. Supply and demand.

    If a good (a ticket to a super bowl or Broadway tickets to Hamilton) is in great demand, then the price goes up.
    The demand may be irrational, but its there.
    Thus for most people who have the chance to buy the good at a below market price (i.e. what the top end people will pay) they should sell the ticket and make a nice profit.
    I’d rather have $1,500 (profit from flipping the ticket) than pay $2,500 to see the game. That’s a $4,000 swing.

  30. The Superbowl should be played at every stadium on a rotational basis .
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    So wrong. The SB is all about $ and the corporate events leading up to it. Do you really think the NFL wants a SB in Oakland where half the city toilets dont flush?

  31. Yet the Packer fans want a Super Bowl at Lambeau? So, a February game in a dome in Minnesota or an outdoor game in GB. Good logic.

  32. trainwrecksryan says:
    Jun 11, 2017 2:01 PM
    “They get to see Aaron Rodgers plenty in the regular season. No need to splurge on these.”

    You’re right; he’ll be home on his couch as usual.

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    Aaron Rodgers has a Super Bowl victory and was the MVP. That’s one more than the Vikings have won since they came into the league in 1961.

    The Vikings have lost all 4 of the Super Bowls they appeared in. And the last one was in 1977 when they lost to the Raiders, 32-14. That 14 points was the most the Vikings ever scored in a Super Bowl. That’s because they have never had a QB as good as Aaron Rodgers, except when they had Brett Favre for two years.

    Incidentally, before they were named the Vikings, one of the names they were considering was the “Voyageurs”. That would have more appropriate since one of the most newsworthy things they’ve ever done was when the players took that cruise with all the strippers.

  33. Viking fans and Viking personnel should be offered their tickets for the introductory low price of $5000 each. As a penalty for cluttering the NFC North.

  34. Funny to read the green bay trolls hammer on minneapolis in February. Green bay. Remember you’ll never get a super bowl moving forward because… Green bay.

    Nonetheless it’s been pretty dang warm lately in February up here and we created this crazy idea of the “skyway”. Low and behold you literally only have to be outside for seconds before you get to a skyway even if the temps aren’t in the 50s like the past few years…

  35. Packers will never get to hold super bowl as their stadium is too cheap. I’d rather stay home than waste my time and money to go to the most boring place ever.

  36. “Incidentally, before they were named the Vikings, one of the names they were considering was the “Voyageurs”. + trolling

    —-

    The Voyageurs were french canadian fur trappers who explored much of the area including making the grand portage in northern minnesota, Voyageurs national park in
    northern minnesota is named for them. They are also part of Wisconsin’s history as they voyaged there as well, down to Fort Beauharnois on the Mississippi. Wisconsin was part of New France in what they called the “Illinois Country” until 1763. It remained in british control until the war of 1812.

    Voyageurs would have been a fine name, but Vikings also fit given the number of “Scandihoovians” who settled in the area.

  37. IF the Packers make it to the big game this year (and they have a markedly better shot at it than the Vikings) YOU will have spent 1.2 BILLION dollars to provide US with a warm and fuzzy place to watch them play it.

    How’s THAT going to feel?

  38. I hope football fans that are afraid their cell phones might not work in Minnesota in February just stay away. What a bunch of wimps. My favorite season is winter. Born and raised in Minnesota. Minneapolis is a great city and not equaled by too many cities of a similar size. Life does not begin and end on the two coasts.

    I only wish it was an outdoor stadium. That would separate the fans from the posers.

  39. Vikings warn fans: Super Bowl ticket prices will be a “shock”
    ______________________

    Not to worry. They won’t even make the playoffs.

  40. codythao35 says:
    Jun 11, 2017 6:45 PM
    Packers will never get to hold super bowl as their stadium is too cheap. I’d rather stay home than waste my time and money to go to the most boring place ever.
    /////////////////////////////////////

    Your weak attempt at an insult and putdown is just more grasping at straws. Insults and putdowns directed at something more prolific than yourselves is all you have because you have no football-related bragging rights whatsoever.

    How does that make you feel?

  41. Wrong! Sticker shock is paying 450 for car tags (one car) , sticker shock is having your assessed house value jump by 30,000 because the libs pols are spending like drunken sailors. Sticker shock is giving 275 million in excess taxes too the poor health insurance agencies so they dont leave the state.
    Ya we are well accustomed to sticker shock. They even tax soc sec income of retirees because they say they need the money.
    Our pols never met a tax they didnt like.

  42. longtimefanh8tr says:
    Jun 11, 2017 1:45 PM

    Vikings once again showing their pettiness. Jacking up ticket prices because the Pack will be playing there and not them is just mean

    Shows just how unintelligent this pack fan is . The NFL sets the prices fool not the home team . The secondary market also changes the price not the home team. Funny ya just cant fix stupid !

  43. They get to see Aaron Rodgers plenty in the regular season. No need to splurge on these.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Keep dreaming, the Packers won’t even win the division let alone be in the Super Bowl… Jordy might as well be on a pogo stick,
    Rodgers has had it, he will be on another team in 2 years…
    After he threw the whole team under the bus the last 2 years in a row, they won’t play for him, he is hated in that locker room.. He is done and good riddance!

  44. gophersnot says:
    Jun 11, 2017 3:54 PM
    Yet the Packer fans want a Super Bowl at Lambeau? So, a February game in a dome in Minnesota or an outdoor game in GB. Good logic.
    ————————————————————
    You just made that up. “All” Packer fans know Green Bay doesn’t have nearly enough hotel rooms. The Packers have, however, put in a bid for the Draft, but even that is a long shot. Besides, it would be even sweeter to win our next Super Bowl in your new house.

  45. vikinganswer says:
    Jun 11, 2017 9:43 PM
    Morons. NFL sets the prices. DUH!!!
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    BUT the BOT programs used to buy huge blocks of tickets and that is when the tickets go up. the nfl just sits back and sees what the desperation prices are that people will pay, then just match the bot prices.. there is no money in ot for the people using bots now, the NFL steals it now instead of them..
    Now it is only for the ultra rich to impress people or buy business deals.
    Remember what Boxing did in the 80’s? They got greedy and started charging for all fights, and stupid high prices for fights that were free 5 years earlier..
    IT JUST ABOUT KILLED THE SPORT, and they still havent recovered. Boxing night used to be HUGE in most homes from the 50’s through the 70’s, then the greed and people started watching Football….

  46. I’ve been to 4 Super Bowls. The first one I got to buy tickets at face value SB XXXI in New Orleans. That is a great place to have the game.

    The 2nd was XXXII in S.D. Weather was nice but as a venue it sucked. Stadium was fine but the city itself doesn’t work well for a game experience. Too spread out so the concentration of fans never occurs except at the stadium itself.

    3rd one was XLI in “Miami”, well really Miami Gardens, and it is anything but. Again the weather was fine and all that but the city as a host is too spread out for the experience.

    The last one was XLVI in Indianapolis. Great city to host. Everyone is downtown together in the mile square.

    IMO the NFL should either have every team host on a rotational basis (which they will never do) or choose 4 cities and just rotate back and forth like the NCAA does with the Final Four. Indy and New Orleans are perfect. Mid sized cities with a defined center of attraction make for a great experience. Minny will work great. Everyone will be together donn-tonn. Nashville would be another.

  47. According to January 2017 CBS report, Minnesota has the worst winter weather in the country. Annual snow falls mixed with the coldest temps belong to the wasteland belonging to the Heidi’s. They are fortunate to get the Super Bowl there because you won’t get people coming there for any other reason at that time of year.

  48. you guys know that Minneapolis has an awesome skywalk all throughout downtown, right? you won’t need a parka unless you go outside. i’m from Milwaukee and i WISH we something even remotely similar. we just have like 5 skywalks downtown and they are pathetic.

  49. I attended the Super Bowl in Indianapolis in 2012. It was about as exciting as watching paint dry. The atmosphere in the stadium was dead. It was like attending a preseason game. Watching the game at home with friends and family is definitely the way to do it.

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