Season-ticket prices announced
Coming off an 8-8 season that ended short of the playoffs, the Vikings have raised their ticket prices for 2008.
The team announced 11 pricing options today for 10-game season-ticket packages, from a high of $1,230 to a low of $99 (limited view).
That includes two exhibition games in addition to the eight regular-season contests.
The top ticket price represents a $70 increase from 2007, but the team said in a release that the overall average increase is 3 percent compared to a league average of 6.5 percent last season.
"Our main priorities were to maintain affordable options for our season-ticket holders," Vikings vice president of sales and marketing Steve LaCroix said, "while keeping price increases as low as possible."
The other pricing options, from most to least expensive, are $1,170, $1,030, $980, $760, $740, $690, $500, $400 and $250.
The Vikings have sold out 104 consecutive home games since the start of the 1998 season but needed financial assistance from their corporate partners to sell out four games last season: against Atlanta, San Diego, Oakland and Detroit.
The 2008 home schedule includes games against the past two Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants and Indianapolis, in addition to Atlanta, Carolina, Houston and NFC North opponents Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay.
Dates and times will be announced when the full NFL schedule is released in April.