According to an official with the Minnesota Vikings, only 55 percent of season ticket holders have purchased tickets to the Vikes’ playoff game next week against Philadelphia.
I always take these “Oh, dear, there may be a blackout” stories with a grain of salt. The TV stations that stand to make money on advertisements will eventually step in to buy tickets.
But it’s possible that this will be a test of whether the poor economy has hit the football fan yet.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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