January 07, 2016 - Jesse Lawrence
Vikings-Seahawks Is Cheapest Wild Card Game This Season
Sub-zero temperatures won’t be enough to stop the surging Minnesota Vikings this Sunday, who set to host their first playoff game in six years against the Seattle Seahawks. With fans anticipating freezing conditions at TCF Bank Stadium, some comfort can be found on the secondary ticket market as prices continue to drop in the days leading up to kickoff. Sunday afternoon’s game is already the cheapest of the four Wild Card games, and it is reaching new lows through Wednesday afternoon. According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for NFC Wild Card Vikings vs Seahawks tickets is now $114.55, marking a 34% tumble from Tuesday’s average of $173.59 and a 38.7% drop from Sunday’s $187.07 average. It is the only Wild Card game this season that falls below the $200 average and will likely drop under $100 before the weekend. If looking to just get past the gates on Sunday the cheapest ticket is currently listed for $58. That has fallen $7 from Monday’s get-in price of $65. Plenty of savings can also be found on traveling arrangements to and from Minneapolis this weekend. Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on flights and hotels around Sunday’s game. While flights can be arranged from anywhere in the country Minneapolis hotels on Hipmunk start from just $45 each night this weekend. Airbnb listings can be found from just $39 per night. The two teams met during Week 13 in Minneapolis, where the Seahawks took a decisive 38-7 victory over the Vikings. That game owned a secondary market average of $137.27, which makes this Sunday’s game 16.5% cheaper on average. That is especially noteworthy for a playoff game, as more often than not postseason games are significantly more expensive. The get-in price for that game was $65.