Home playoff games are great news to the players, right?
Well, not so much in Minnesota. In the days leading up to the wildcard game in January 2009, the Vikings received two extensions from the NFL to sell out the game. They did, eventually, but it left an embarrassing black eye on the town that can't support the most popular sport in the country.
With the team looking to fix this problem and capitalize on the looming announcement that Brett Favre will be the newest Vikings, the Minnesota front office has decided to force ticket buyers looking to buy a seat for the Monday night game against Favre's former team to also purchase tickets to the game against the Chiefs in the preseason according to the Pioneer Press (and NJChiefsFan in the FanShots this morning).
The Vikings will play Favre's former team the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, Oct. 5, at the Metrodome on ESPN. The Vikings are planning to require anyone buying a ticket to that game to also buy a ticket to the Aug. 21 exhibition game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Oh, the lonely Chiefs. Nobody wants to see a six-wins-over-two-seasons team.