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Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:14 pm
 
Workers try to get TCF Bank Stadium ready for Monday's game (Getty).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In case you’re a Vikings season ticket holder and you want to brave the elements to see your non-playoff-bound team face the Bears on Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium, the organization has released a statement announcing the ticketing policy and game logistics.

Basically, the seating will be general admission by lower and upper levels, and since it’s first-come, first-serve, there’s a chance you might get turned away if you arrive at TCF Bank Stadium too late. The full statement is below, but I wanted to point something else out.
 
And it might make you cry.

Since the game takes place at the University of Minnesota, beer WILL NOT be served.

“This is a difficult situation with no easy solution, so we greatly appreciate our fans' patience in this process," Steve LaCroix, Vikings VP of sales and marketing and chief marketing officer, said in a statement. "We are making every effort to accommodate as many Vikings fans as possible and play a home game here in Minnesota. We're excited about celebrating the 50th season with a return to outdoor football."

A worker tries to clear snow at TCF Bank Stadium (Getty). Here’s the entire statement:

Eden Prairie, MN (December 16, 2010) - The Minnesota Vikings have announced the ticket policy and game logistics for the upcoming Monday night Vikings-Bears game at TCF Bank Stadium.

All ticket holders will use their Vikings-Bears game tickets for Mall of America Field at the Metrodome to enter TCF Bank Stadium and seating will be general admission by lower and upper levels.

Mall of America Field at the Metrodome Lower-Level Ticket Holders (100 level)

Ticket holders with lower-level tickets (100 level) will get lower-level seating access at TCF Bank Stadium (general admission) - UNTIL SEATING IS AT CAPACITY. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for those 100 level ticket holders with line queues starting at 4:00 p.m. The value of all lower-level tickets will be considered to be $77. If the face value of the original 100-level season ticket is greater than $77, a credit for the difference will be applied to the Season Ticket Owner's account toward 2011 season tickets. For single-game purchasers, a credit will be applied via Ticketmaster.

Mall of America Field at the Metrodome Upper-Level Ticket Holders (200 level)

Ticket holders with upper-level tickets (200 level) will only have upper level seating access at TCF Bank Stadium (general admission). Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for those 200 level ticket holders. The value of all upper-level tickets will be considered to be $29. If the face value of the original 200-level season ticket is greater than $29, a credit for the difference will be applied to the Season Ticket Owner's account toward 2011 season tickets. For single-game purchasers, a credit will be applied via Ticketmaster.

Unused Season Tickets for Mall of America Field at the Metrodome

Season Ticket Owners that do not use their tickets will receive full credit on their account if the ticket goes unused AND is mailed to the Vikings Ticket Office (425 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415) POST-MARKED by Saturday, December 18.
IMPORTANT: This is a first-come, first-served event. The Vikings anticipate this game to be well-attended and having a valid ticket does not guarantee admittance into TCF Bank Stadium. In the event that some ticket holders are turned away on game night due to capacity, only the original ticket account owners will receive a full refund.

Game Logistics

The Vikings and the University of Minnesota have agreed no alcoholic beverages will be served. No outside food or beverages will be allowed into the stadium. Game parking details will be announced in the coming days.

"This is a difficult situation with no easy solution, so we greatly appreciate our fans' patience in this process," said Steve LaCroix, Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer. "We are making every effort to accommodate as many Vikings fans as possible and play a home game here in Minnesota. We're excited about celebrating the 50th season with a return to outdoor football."


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Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:53 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

     When the weather is this cold, who needs beer?  Sneak in some booze and mix it with a large Coke!  BTW, I am suggesting this only for those fans who are not driving.  It will be interesting to see the Vikes outdoors for a home game- a throwback to when the NFL (and later, NFC) Central was nicknamed the "black and blue division". 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:00 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

I wonder how many people with put down the shovels or not return tomorrow after hearing the no beer policy. So, not only will you be watching a game in subzero temperatures, you will also be seeing a team with a 3rd string QB (or WR) struggling against a decent defense with no booze to distract you from the dismal team on the field, who are playing for nothing. Awesome. Where do I sign up for free labor and a shot at a possible ticket if I show up in time? 



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:55 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

So basically this is the one game you could actually take your family too!
It may be cold, but at least it will be family friendly. No drunken fights, swears, or insults. No one peeing in a garbage can by the concessions. Just a game of football.

If the only reason you're there is for beer, it's cheaper to drink at home while you watch.



Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:55 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

 This game needs to be boycotted......NO BEER? What are they thinking?

 Yell



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:17 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

Why hasn't anyone touched on the idea that you'd have to be drunk to think that a soft roof would be a good idea in a place known for pounding winters?  I can't believe that crap didn't collapse sooner.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 9:33 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

What? No Beer? How in the world are the Viking fans going watch this game then?

I would have to drink a lot of beer to watch this team this year too!!



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 7:43 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

Football without beer is facist.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 5:26 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

With the temps expected to be in the single digits, fans would be better drinking hot chocolate rather than cold beer.  Brrrrrrr, its going to be cold in the stands sitting amidst all that snow.





Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 3:20 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

You'd have to be in that condition to be willing to attend this game.  The Vikings ought to thank anyone attending this game and give them a free ticket to a game next season.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 2:48 am
 

Vikings announce ticket policy (and NO BEER!)

just tailgate all day and enter drunk.


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