Biggs: Vikings warn fans about counterfeit tickets

The Minnesota Vikings are warning fans about the proliferation of counterfeit tickets to their games at the Metrodome after roughly 200 people wound up with bad ones for Favrepalooza I on Oct. 5 when Brett Favre faced his former team the Green Bay Packers for the first time.

According to the Vikings, NFL security is investigating groups based in New York, Atlanta and Detroit that travel the country selling bogus tickets to major events. The Vikings have another big game Sunday at home as they host the Baltimore Ravens.

“We just want to make sure our fans understand be careful when you're buying on the street or not through an authorized online site because you're kind of at risk," said Steve LaCroix, the Vikings’ chief marketing officer. “It's buyer beware. There were a couple hundred fans that made transactions that weren't legitimate so in a lot of cases it was cash and it's gone. The police department is engaged trying to help out tracking it down.”

Some fans bought tickets to the Packers game in the 400 section, a section that does not exist in the Metrodome. Off to a 5-0 start, the first 5-0 start of Favre’s career, demand is high for tickets but according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune there are 1,500 tickets remaining for the Bears game on Nov. 29. The Ravens game is sold out, and tickets remain for other home dates on the schedule. Those should sell quickly if the team continues to win.

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