Green Bay Packers fans have usually found a way to buy up tickets to see their favorite team play against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.
The two teams will open U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday night and tickets for Packers fans promise to be much more difficult to get.
The Vikings announced in August that 60,400 of U.S. Bank Stadium’s 66,655 seats were committed for the full season. The remaining single-game tickets were also sold out.
Certainly, some of those single game tickets could have found their way into the hands of Packers fans, but the number of tickets available were considerably less than years past.
Even though the Vikings lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season ending injury, Vikings fans are still optimistic about the season. With that in mind, they’re not as willing to sell tickets to Packers fans. They’ll either go to the game themselves, or make sure they sell those tickets to actual Minnesota fans.
Green Bay fans have traditionally found a way to scoop up tickets and make themselves noticeable in previous seasons at the Metrodome. The question remains, will they be able to find enough tickets on the secondary market, to get into U.S. Bank Stadium this week and make the Packers feel like it’s a home away from home?
We’ll find out on Sunday night when the two NFC North foes square off for the first time this season.