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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WCCO looking for help

With an assist from WCCO/Channel 4, the Vikings were able to sell out their last home game against San Diego and the CBS station is willing to do its part to get Sunday's game against Oakland on the air.

Due to the large number of remaining tickets, however, WCCO vice president and general manager Susan Adams Loyd said today that the station will need the assistance of another partner.

"I can tell you from our standpoint, it would be a must," Loyd said. "Because we can't make those numbers make sense to us as they stand right now."

The Vikings weren’t required to provide a ticket update today, but as of Monday afternoon, approximately 3,500 remained.

That's roughly 1,000 more than were unsold at the same time before the San Diego game, when WCCO bought up the final 700 tickets before the Thursday noon deadline for the lifting of the local TV blackout.

Loyd wouldn’t put a number on how many tickets the station is prepared to buy this time but said there likely will be too many for WCCO to foot the bill alone.

The Vikings have sold out 100 consecutive games since the start of the 1998 season.


Blogger TimB said...

Why would anyone pay to watch guys laugh about not scoring a point against the Packers? Why should we care when Dwight Smith doesn't care if he wins or loses? Why should the public buy tickets to an organization that shows no signs of being competitive for the next 3-5 years, if then? Get back to us when you are ready to win. Life's too short to pay to watch losers lose.

4:53 PM  
Blogger mark said...

I agree. This just really sucks.

6:04 PM  

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