Biggs: Vikings hike ticket prices

The Minnesota Vikings became the third team in the NFC North to raise tickets prices for the 2010 season.

The range for single-game tickets will be $29 to $128 and the average seat will reflect a raise of $2.40. It’s a three percent bump, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the biggest hike is $5. The Chicago Bears raised some club level seats $20, in comparison.

The Vikings were among the many teams that froze ticket prices a year ago. Still, it took the arrival of Brett Favre to town to create a frenzy for tickets. The Vikings are coming off a trip to the NFC title game, and it may take the return of Favre to make them a hot ticket again, even if they have a competitive roster as is.

“While we could not realistically duplicate the flat pricing structure of last season, we wanted to make the increase as minimal as possible to acknowledge the commitment of our season-ticket owners,” Vikings chief marketing officer Steve LaCroix said. “We wanted to continue one of the NFL's lowest priced season-ticket offerings at $29 per game, while keeping nearly 9,000 tickets priced the same or less.”

The Vikings have the second smallest seating capacity in the league with 63,700 seats in the Metrodome. Invoices have been sent to season-ticket holders.

Green Bay also bumped up prices at Lambeau Field for this coming season. The Detroit Lions did not raise ticket prices.

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