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Packers-Vikings Tickets Selling at Bargain Prices, Brokers Say

By Jeff Alexander

GREEB BAY (WBAY) -- If you think it would take a small fortune to attend the much-hyped Packers-Vikings game Monday night in Minnesota, think again.

Ticket brokers say fans are getting their hands on tickets at what they call bargain prices.

Brett Favre in purple taking on his old team for the first time is being billed as one of the biggest regular season games in NFL history. In the ticket business, though, it sure doesn't seem like it.

"Surprising, yeah, very surprising," Josh Anderson said.

Brokers like Ticket King's Anderson expected even the cheapest seats in the Metrodome would still go for hundreds of dollars.

"To have tickets at $99 for the game in Minnesota is very surprising to me," he said.

Despite all the national hype over the game, Anderson says it appears the economy and the fact it's a weeknight game are driving ticket prices down.

Other brokers say it's also about geography.

"Vikings fans historically have not supported the team quite like Packers fans. I can guarantee you that you will never be able to get in (Lambeau Field) on November 1st for $99," Bill Wenzel at Titletown Tickets & Tours said.

But even ticket prices for that game are down as well right now.

When Favre signed with the Vikings, the cheapest ticket to get in to the game at Lambeau sold for $350. They're now $250.

As one broker joked, maybe the HDTVs are just getting too good.

"Maybe people just feel like they're all gonna watch it at home. I don't know. It's just really odd to me," Anderson said.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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