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Vikings-Giants Game To Be Held At Ford Field; Kickoff At 6:20 P.M. CT

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 12, 2010 – 11:42 am

The Giants-Vikings game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit on Monday night at 6:20 p.m. CST.

The game will be broadcast in the New York City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Rochester and Mankato, Minnesota markets. The game will also be available to Sunday Ticket subscribers on DirecTV. More details will follow. [UPDATE: The game will also be broadcast in the Duluth, MN market.]

Any ticket holders for the original Giants-Vikings game will be admitted and given preferred seating along the 50-yard line. Free general admission tickets to the game will be available at the Ford Field box office beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Refunds will be given for all original tickets holders. More details will follow.


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166 Responses to “Vikings-Giants Game To Be Held At Ford Field; Kickoff At 6:20 P.M. CT”

  1. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    By originial ticketholders they mean those that purchased from Vikings, if you bought in after market or from season ticket holders you are out of luck. They will only refund those that bought tickets directly from Vikings.

  2. By skor on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    This sucks…how much is a plane ticket to Detroit?

  3. By texas stationed viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Are there people who still say the Vikes do not need a new stadium? This would be proof enough for me. Keep the Vikes in Minnesota, give them a new stadium.

  4. By jessie on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    can you get the detroit tickets online or do you have to show up in detroit and hope they have tickets left for vikes giants when you get there?

  5. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Vikings Organization,
    Please refund all tickets. Do not use a technical loop-hole in order to steal from your fans. Your performance this year, combined with stunts like not refunding all tickets, only some, only shows your true character as an orgnaization. If you want to play games like that, best of luck to you in Los Angeles.
    Thank you,
    AP

  6. By Jon Eslinger on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    If there are any Vikes fans with (authentic) e-tickets, I’d be interested in taking them off your hands.

  7. By jessie on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    i will gladly take a set of tickets from todays game i want to drive to detroit

  8. By Michigan Viking Fan on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    How do I pick up the free tickets for the Vikings game at Ford Field

  9. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I have two pretty good tickets for the game, and if anyone in Detroit has an idea of how to get them to you, I would be willing to sell them.
    AP

  10. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Anyone making the trip to Detroit……I have 3 hard tickets in hand…….they will get you 50 yard line seats in Detroit for the game. $50 total gets you all 3 tickets, I am in Woodbury.

  11. By jessie on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    RA i am making trip hold onto those tickets for hour

  12. By kdog on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    so if i take my season tix to detroit and use them to get special seating will i still get my refund . or am i out of luck. and better off going there and getting free tix and getting a refund on my season tix?????

  13. By bch move on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    That was a very unwise move to not refund all tickets. I completely agree with AP. It is very disheartening when you cheat the people influencing the vote on your new stadium out of their hard earned money. I guess you have one more person not willing to spend their hard earned tax dollars on your new stadium. Great job!!

  14. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Ticket holders better keep and frame them someday they may have value.

  15. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    will do.

  16. By Al on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Will the game be on television, i.e ESPN, ABC, FOX, etc.?

  17. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    the vikings are refunding all tickets……but only to original purchaser. that is common and would be the same with any team and really what I would expect.

  18. By NewStadium on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    we need a new stadium..if we dont vikes might as well pack up and go

  19. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    But RA, the Vikings sold all of the tickets originally, so they profited off of every ticket, regardless of how the tickets were sold in the after-market. All I am asking for is the original face value of every ticket to be refunded to the current ticket holder.

  20. By C McGuire on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    As a long time season ticket holder, I am very frustrated with the way the Vikings and the NFL have handled today’s issues. I completely understand the situation and that the game has to be moved. I am disappointed that you have not found a way to make the TCF Stadium solution work. I would much rather watch a game live with no concessions than on TV. What I find unacceptable, however, is the total lack of communications between the team and the season ticket holders. You want us to support you with the stadium effort and a potential lockout. As a 12 year season ticket holder, my anger towards the team has never been this high. The only source for information about this event has been the news media. You have not even taken the five minutes it would take to send us, your biggest supporters, an email. If you can find time to send me the multiple emails about a new stadium, you should take the time to inform us of the situation and our options as ticket holders. This seriously puts my support for the stadium in jeopardy. To add insult to injury, you offer Detroit fans free tickets to the game, yet we have to pay for them. This is totally unacceptable. Sincerely, a 12 year season ticket holder who is re-evaluating my commitment to the team.

  21. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    at the Ford Field box office starting at 8am Monday

  22. By vikes blogger on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    http://cole-wolvesvikingsblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/vikes-look-to-prevail-after-dome-fails.html watch the Dome collapse and see what is next for the Vikings

  23. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I agree AP and definetly understand……..I bought mine in aftermarket so I am out as well, just know from past experience with Ticketmaster and other events such as playoffs it is pretty standard they only refund to original purchaser. To have to load all the info in for actual person holding ticket now is a nightmare, reality is those that resold will probably benefit twice once from the sale and secondly from the refund.

  24. By Chris Brueske on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve got two e-tickets which will get you upgraded to the 50 yard line for the game in Detroit tomorrow. I’m willing to sell for $40 OBO. Contact me at register@brueske.us or through my website.

  25. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Chris, check craigslist I was just on there and there are a lot of people looking for etickets in michigan.

  26. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I hear you, RA, and that is unfortunate. I think “bch move” hit it right on the head…politically, the Vikings have to weigh their short and long term goals here. If they want to have their potential new stadium paid for with tax payer dollars, I would suggest they do not bite the hand that feeds them. I think you’re right, RA, in that what you are describing is the “traditional” way this situation is handled, but I am saying that the Vikings should not go with conventional wisdom in this situation and they should refund all tickets at face value to each current ticket holder, especially if they are thinking about asking something of their fan base in the near future.

  27. By Cj on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We couldn’t find a closer stadium to play in?
    I hope everyone in Detroit enjoys their “free” tickets – that we paid for.

  28. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Giants were stuck in Kansas City all night and now will have to go to Detroit. If they get stuck and DONT show up in Detroit Monday afternoon by GAME TIME – WE WIN !!!!

  29. By elizabeth hoigaard johnson on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    How do I use my dad’s season tickets here in Detroit to get preferred seating if I don’t have the tickets in my hand?

  30. By Aj on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    When the Vikings endorses stub hub as a place to purchase tickets, they should also refund stub hub ticket holders. Hope you enoy LA- last game we buy tickets for.

  31. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Will NEED Tickets in hand for 50 yard line

  32. By Ms. Harper on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    This was poorly orchestrated and they should have just postponed the game for a later date

  33. By TK on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    If we got tickets from StubHub where fans buy/sell tickets are we going to be refunded our money for the tickets? StubHub said they will not refund, hope the vikings do!!

  34. By Cathy on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Called Stub Hub…they will refund ticketspurchased through them if Vikings refund the original ticket holders as they said it wouldn’t be fair to have the original ticket holders get paid for the tickets from stubhub AND get refunded from the Vikings. They will be sending out an email regarding this once they know the process Vikings will be asking original tickets holders to use in order to get refunded.

    I am pretty disappointed as we had GREAT seats and this would be the first time my two sons attended a game–and we are 3 hours from the Cities, but, there will be another game and another chance to go…

  35. By Rich on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    House of Representatives? NOW CAN WE HAVE A NEW STADIUM? Just be glad it didnt give out during the game?

  36. By texas stationed viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings are refunding the original purchaser…….ok if you bought the ticket from an aftermarket source shouldn’t you go to them for your refund? They should be able to get it from the Vikings, shouldn’t they? I know I am stuck in Texas and couldn’t go to a game if I wanted to, and I don’t like to see fans get the shaft, but think about it, you wouldn’t go after corporations for bad merchandise, you would bring it back to where you got it from. Do the same with the tickets, go back to where you purchased them from and get your refund that way.

  37. By Rich on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    yeah lets not wait till it does it a third time and maybe next time actually hurts or kills somebody

  38. By ryant on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Where is everybody getting this information about who and who not the vikings are going to refund tickets for? I haven’t found any info on it. Are you all speculating?

  39. By marlena on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Refunds will be given for all original tickets holders

  40. By alexander lawson on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    So what happens if I bought tickets online earlier in the year for this game, i can take these to detroit and get 50 yd line?

  41. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I still have 3 hard tickets if anyone is making the trip and wants them……..

  42. By Dee on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I just called StubHub and entered my order number, recording says full refund will be issued, may take 3 weeks to process. Thank you!!!

  43. By TC on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Will they be able to fix the Dome for next Mondays game (12/20) against the Bears? wondeiring what their plans are for that; of course I have tickets to that game.

  44. By ryant on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I wasn’t the one who originally purchased them but I have original tickets… To me that doesn’t clearly define anything. Is there any info out there that does clearly define original ticket holders?

  45. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    It is 100% standard they will only refund person who orignially purchased, how are they going to refund current ticket holders? Take address, cut checks and have you return tickets? No way they go through all that. They will refund orignial purchaser through means of purchase that is it. They have your CC# on flie so they have you mail back tickets and credit your Vikings account or your credit card. If you purcahsed in secondary market and you have to relationship or recourse to original person who bought from vikings you are out of luck. The theory is the Vikings as the business entity only has a responsability to the person who purchased the tickets directly from them. Works same way with concerts, playoff games and such.

  46. By Stephanie on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Rodgers got knocked out of the Packers game with a concussion and will not return. the Lions might actually win this game.

  47. By dean on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Could the Vikings work with airlines to get a discount flight to & from Detroit for game ticket holders?

  48. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I think it’s best that the roof fell in when there WASNT a Stadium FULL of PEOPLE – sometimes people just doesn’t see their BLESSINGS

  49. By Becky on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Is any bus company going to charter a bus to and from Detroit? We have tickets and would love to go if a bus was chartered.

  50. By UBRETT-CHA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Brett reportedly has stated he will Not play Mon. night……..D@MN! I would have liked to have seen him start. I know! I know! Forget the streak and all that, but I would like to see Brett start and play.

  51. By Joe Brickweg on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Anyone try to get a tiket to Detroit 700+ per seat. The vikes should be chartering planes at 100 a seat and I would go!!

  52. By Stephanie on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    ubrettcha, where did you hear that?

  53. By Joe Brickweg on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    @Becky let me know if you find one I would love to go to the game.

  54. By Lisa on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Please let me know how we get our refunds?

  55. By Tommy on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    A post near the start of this one said:

    “Keep the Vikes in Minnesota, give them a new stadium.”

    I hope you didn’t mean that any taxpayers should be doing the giving. If the Vikes need a new stadium they can build it with their own money. Actually they have a perfectly good stadium, just take that stupid roof off.

    I also find it hard to believe that there wasn’t a football field anywhere in Minnesota that they could have used on Monday night. (or today for that matter)

  56. By UBRETT-CHA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    @Stephanie:
    NFL News website.

  57. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    People this is ANOTHER great reason to have a booster club – they would have had details on traveling if you plan to travel with them call so they could arrange seating by BUS and AIR to Detriot

  58. By bratte Geek on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Logistically, if the Vikings issue a refund to anyone with tickets in hand there will be a accounting and potential legal nightmare. could be a legal nightmare… can you say class action? Why wouldn’t people who bought tickets from Ticketmaster go back to Ticketmaster to get refunds? Ticketmaster would be in the best position to know who has the tickets Viking front office gives the money back to the people of record who purchased the tickets (and can do the accounting of the refunds). If you sold tickets, you refund the $ to whoever you sold the tickets to. What about tickets not sold at face value?
    Ticketmaster charges a fee supposedly an “administrative fee” shouldnt they “administer” the ticket refund to those they sold the ticked?

    Lov e the logic! Dont give the vikings a new stadium. Your reason?? Well, because the stadium failed this year. As a resident of Seattle where the stadium failed multiple times before they tore it down… seems to me stadium failure 3 times is a good reason for a new stadium

  59. By D on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Sweet Home Field Advantage!!! How does the NFL give us that back!!

  60. By bratte Geek on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    @Tommy.. could have played at U of Minnesota, but the Giants didnt have their outside jerseys. WIMPS!!!

  61. By UBRETT-CHA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    @Soldier1986:
    Just read your post at the NFL news web concerning our man, Brett. YOU are FANtastic, Soldier! Keep ‘em coming…..SKOL!!!!!!

  62. By Lee Davis on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    So Duluth, Fargo and Sioux Falls will not get the game unless you have the DirecTV Sunday Ticket?

  63. By kweaver on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    @ Lee Davis
    I know its BS

  64. By John Man on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Is there any new news of a chartered bus or plane to detroit? I Have tickets and I really wanna go! Go Vikes!

  65. By K T Mac on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    By original ticket holders, they mean those who have tickets from the Dec 12th game that will need to be submitted for a refund. Do not say that only those who purchased from the Vikings will be refunded when you do not know that. There have been severel LEGAL transactions in which the first buyers have sold their tickets. They arn’t going to get paid twice. Whoever has the ticket in hand is the owner and will receive face value for the ticket. Fair and simple. Any other way and it would be a dissastrous mess. The detals haven’t even been annouced yet, but you can bet there will be forms and tickets to send in
    It may take a process/

  66. By Chris O. on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We have two tickets and want to road trip with some cool folks. Anyone makin’ road trip plans?

  67. By DRS on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We older Minnesota Vikings fans did not want this stinking dome. A refurbished metropolitan stadium with a roof on it would have done nicely, but no they had to have this inflated thing down town with no parking. I say no new stadium in the twin cities. We need a new one outside the twin cities are, Maybe 50 miles or so. I hated the mall of America dome when they built it. No change in my opinion.

  68. By darren on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    did anyone hear how many tickets i will be able to get at the ford field box office?

  69. By Chris Brueske on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I have 2 tickets to sell: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/tix/2109154374.html

  70. By DRS on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Minnesota’s worst investment, the Mall of America dome!

  71. By Chris O. on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We have two tickets for sale ($350 face value). Willing to meet in Minneapolis if any interested in buying.

  72. By Tim on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    we need a new stadium its time to push harder then ever if we dont the roof will probally collapse again and might actually kill fans and players alike

  73. By jim g on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I have two e-tickets in hand. Section 232. Row 15 Seats 1 and 2. I’d let them go for $50.00 total. e-mail me at jgelbmann@comcast.net.

  74. By DRS on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We need a new stadium, maybe in the Apple Valley area; or even Maple Grove area, anywhere but in Minneapolis, ST Paul proper.

  75. By Kaiti on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    So will they still host the bears next monday?

  76. By jimg on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Section 232, Row 15 Seats 1 and 2 are no longer available

  77. By mr smiff on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Favre’s status has been upgraded to doubtful for tomorrow. Now we know there was no way he could’ve played today. TJack fans, I hope you’re happy.

  78. By Justin on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We may have to travel for the Bears game as well. It appears the Metrodome won’t be safe to play in for the rest of the season.

  79. By Freeskier on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    New stadium in Duluth!!! ;)

  80. By jefior on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Check out the Bears v Patriots today…leave the dome off.

  81. By Bobby on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    does anybody know if the game will be on fox tv in iowa?

  82. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Vikings Organization & StubHub,
    I wanted to write to say thank you for working with your fans and ticket holders for today’s game. It is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    AP

    Dear StubHub Customer,

    Thank you for buying your tickets at StubHub.

    We are writing you to inform you that the Giants/Vikings game on 12/12 has been moved to Ford Field in Detroit, MI and rescheduled to 12/13 at 7:20 PM (Eastern Time). According to Vikings.com, Ford Field will be issuing free general admission tickets beginning at 8:00 AM (Central Time) on Monday. If you take your tickets to the event, you may be given preferential seating at the event.

    Whether you choose to go or not, you are eligible for a complete refund from StubHub. In order to receive your refund, please send your tickets back to us at: StubHub, Inc.

    Order [XXXXXXX]
    Attn: Giants/Vikings Refunds
    2525 McKinnon St.
    Suite 590
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Note: We strongly suggest that you return your tickets through a shipping service that can track your package, as this can ensure the prompt issue of your refund. If you have any questions, please send us an email to customerservice@stubhub.com. Thank you for shopping at StubHub!

    Sincerely,
    StubHub Customer Service

  83. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    For those supposed “know it alls” who were in talking about how they would be giving refunds to ANY ticket holder it is now officially posted they are only dealing with the ORIGINAL account holder of the tickets. Same thing some of us have been saying all day. If you have tickets in hand you bought from other party you are OUT OF LUCK as far as Vikings are concerned.

  84. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    RA, since you purchased your tickets through StubHub, if you still have them, they have reversed their position and you can get a full refund from StubHub, per the message posted above.

  85. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks AP, unfortunetly I didn’t get from stubhub I got from Ebay…. I appreciate the heads up through……..not surprising why stubhub would do that thought, they will make money by refunding given the price these tickets were going for.

  86. By AP on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Got it, sorry…good chatting w/ you today.

  87. By Xai on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I dont understand how Detroit gets free tix, cause were using their stadium? I think its only fair to say the next home game all tickets should be 50% off, we have been supporting for 50 years.

  88. By Xai on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    and i think it is only fair the ORIGINAL buyer can only get a refund, because the 2nd buyer could have gotten it for a much cheaper price. Other wise im sure the 2nd buyer would have just bought brand new tickets.

    But this is where we find out, if this team is gonna stay in MN or move. We know for a fact we need a new stadium. I also know the atmosphere, the environment of MN will never be the same if the Vikings leave..

  89. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Right on xai. It will be just like when we lost the Lakers and the the North Stars. Have the Timberwolves or WIld ever received the level of fanbase that their predecessors had? Both teams have been the Cubs of their respective sports for as long as I can remember.

  90. By RA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    So the orignial buyer gets to benefit from selling the tickets to other buyers (which is a violation of there season ticket contract by the way) and then they profit a second time by getting a refund so a season ticket holder gets the money twice and those of us that bought through other sources are just out the $$$ ???? That makes no logical sense but it is what I expected.

  91. By cw on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    is the refund comin from ticketexchange??????? im a season ticket holder

  92. By UBRETT-CHA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Speaking of the Bears, anybody else watching them “get it handed” to them right now? WOW!!!! Packers lost today, Bears are losing now…….there’s something tasty in the air!!!!

  93. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    ATTENTION FRIENDS OF BE SANE– I posted this on the next blog, but it is so long, so I am reposting this here— anything after this, anything at all– is NOT me. I am through, period. Any response from Be Sane from here out is NOT Me, do not be fooled– I may stick my head in here when we get to the playoffs.HERE IS my post:

    I am off the blog now, because it is not fun to have someone post using my username, slamming my reputation, and causing mayhem among other bloggers who think I am posting such c-rap. Anything after this post, is NOT from the real Sane and Be Serious. Be proud of yourself Impostor- I know who it is, not hard to deduce– and making comments against yourself, does not fool me. I am outta here. Nova, Fred, Sonja, Mr. Smiff, Sue G. Stephanie, Riceland, Conner, and the rest– been very nice. Thanks.

  94. By martin on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    all we have to do to win the division is win all of our games the bears and green bay dont win any ,ore games and they tie each other in week 17 …sounds easy lol…

  95. By martin on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    the bears need to lose to green bay as they have 9 wins…so the best we can do is a three way tie for the division and than its down to tie breakers

  96. By Dave on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    In the pre season I had won 2 tickets to the Dec 12th game plus a 1 in 9 chance to win a 4 wheeler so anyone know what is going on with that? I was looking forward to going the tix where to sit on the field.

  97. By Tyler on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Has anyone heard about getting money back if you purchased your ticket on ebay?

  98. By pat on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Question: I read on espn that the Minnesota field manager said he was optimistic that they would play next week in the dome vs Chicago.

    What are the odds this actually happens? I live in Chi and bought tickets over 3 months ago.

    I have a feeling they won’t risk another debacle by hosting it at Ford Field again, so will they really play it at the UoM stadium? I hope so.

    When do you think they will make the announcement about next weeks game?

  99. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We can’t win the division. In week 17 Green Bay plays Chicago…if they tie, the best case scenario would leave Chicago with a 9-6-1 record, which is better than our best case scenario of a 9-7 record. On the other hand, if Green Bay wins that game the best case scenario leaves them with a 9-7 record, and they win the tie breaker by having beat us in both of our games.

    *All “best case” scenarios are the best case for the Vikings.

  100. By Chuck on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Will the game air the Sioux Falls area?

  101. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Pat – good questions, and I have been wondering much of the same. A few days ago I made an agreement with a season ticket holder to purchase his tickets, but I have yet to pay for them.

    The last I heard, from Fox News, was that it will be very unlikely for the Dome to be ready in just over a week, but that there is a very good chance that TCF stadium will be un-winterized for the event. It will be interesting to find out how the tickets will be treated in that venue, which has (I think) twenty-thousand fewer seats.

  102. By pat on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks purple. I hear there are 14,000 less seats at the TCF stadium, so that will be interesting.

  103. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Pat – I just looked into it, and TCF stadium was reported to have 50805 seats compared to the metrodome’s 64172 seats; a difference of 13367. So you’re right.

    It’s still likely to cause some seating troubles…hopefully the seats I’m looking into will still be as good in the new venue.

  104. By Pam Spies on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    So much for being a loyal vikings fan and paying for the NFL package from Direct TV! Direct TV says they can’t do anything about getting to see this game if you are out of the Minnesota area or the New York area. What about all the loyal Giants fans too? FOX or ESPN whoever made this decision was a poor one. I am disappointed in the Vikings marketing organization or the head office for not making this available nationally or at the very least people that pay to see these teams every week!

    It’s all about business, don’t worry about the fans out there that pay for the NFL to even be in existence.

  105. By dirty John on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Some of you need to get the persons phone number so the rest of us don’t have to read your personal comments.

  106. By rev on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    vikes com’ on down to San Antonio, were we have a dome ready for you.

  107. By cw on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    so like i said how are season ticket holders getting a refund???????????? through nfl ticketexchange?????????????

  108. By JB on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    So you’re saying we won’t be able to watch the game in the Sioux Falls market? WTF???

  109. By TiffanyS on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    We are from Michigan and my 4 yr old daughter is a huge Farve fan (he is her boyfriend she says). She would love to go. I am very interested in 3 (or more) etickets. Please email smith932@msu.edu if you have some for sale.

  110. By Al on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Fire Chily…LOL

    Lets blame him…LOL

  111. By mr smiff on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    COME ON BRETT!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

  112. By Dee on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t see how StubHub would make money by refunding purchasers, they are giving a full refund of the price that was paid and I would guess that they will debit the account of the person who sold the tickets (the original ticket holder) because that person will be getting a refund from the Vikings for the face value of the ticket. If you bought through ebay I would first contact the seller and if you don’t get any help there then file a claim through ebays disputer resolution process… you should be covered by the buyer protection I would think.

  113. By Cooper on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Good luck in L.A. next year.

  114. By Cooper on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    GOOD LUCK NEXT YEAR IN L. A. THE PACKERS DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LAMBEAU FIELD CAVING IN. HA HA HA SEE YA BRETT

  115. By jer on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    is the refund a cash refund or credit only torwards viking tickets next year. or an option of a check or credit? i bought season tix from the vikings directly.

  116. By Pete on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    My family and I have never been to Minn. As Vikings fans, we bought 5 flights and 5 Vikings tickets for Monday night against the Bears.

    We spent over 2500 dollars to watch a game in the metrodome for the first time ever.

    If they move the Bears-VIkings game, I pray it will be in Minnesota.

    We are from Colorado. Making the trip of a lifetime to see the Vikings. What are the chances of them moving the Bears game too?

  117. By Pete on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I hope they do not move the team. I have been a Vikiings fan since I was 12. My wife and kids are Vikings fans. We cannot be California Vikings fans. We love the idea of the COLD.

    There is a field in MN where the Vikings could have played outside. Why are they not playing there. Afraid of the cold?

  118. By jer on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    they didnt play outside because the ginats didnt have there cold weather gear.

  119. By jer on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    i hope the monday night bears game dont get moved out of state. tear off whatever is remaining of the roof and play as is.

  120. By Shawn on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    wow we have a must win home game on the road against a good team … on the bright side green bay lost … just need philly to crumble and vikes to keep winning

  121. By UBRETT-CHA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    They should have moved the game to the Cardinal stadium on Arizona—–lots of Viking fans down there, and 80′ degree weather right now t’boot!

  122. By UBRETT-CHA on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Oops! I meant “in Arizona,” not “on.” Sorry!

  123. By kerz on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Sold our season tickets to the game on ticketexchange. I’d like to see those people reimbursed, but we want to keep the cash we already received. Does anyone know if season ticket holders will have to reimburse ticketmaster? We don’t want 2011 credit, we weren’t planning on getting season tickets again next year.

  124. By Jessica on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I bought my tickets through ticketmaster.I am getting a full refund, however am I still able to use my tickets at the game tomorrow? Does anybody know, do we get both benefits then?

    Thank you

  125. By ConcernedTaxpayer on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I have a question of whomever decided this game should be played in Detroit.
    I would like to know why you changed to Detroit rather than playing the game at the NEW outdoor TFC Gophers Stadium.
    Seems to me,… you have a perfectly good stadium sitting a few miles away from the Metrodome.
    You also have fans that would have went to this stadium had you played the game here rather than leaving the state and giving only SOME of the fans access to tickets at the other stadium in Detroit.
    You also have the lost revenue both from the fans here and from all the visitors coming here from New York that you would have kept here in this state had you held the game at the Gophers Stadium.
    There was talk in the past about the Vikings did not want a Domed stadium.
    They asked for an open air stadium like the Green Bay Packers have, yet as soon as the Metrodome collapses you opt out of using the Gophers Stadium and take the game to Detroit.
    My vote will be this.
    When a new stadium is approved for this state,… YOU and NOT the taxpayer picks up the cost, since you don`t care about your fans.
    You ONLY care about your own pocket.

  126. By Arrow86 on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    U-Brettcha: Not a bad idea. Lots of midwestern retirees there that could fill it up!

  127. By Algorithim on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Just checked with Directv and it will be on Sunday Ticket channel 710

  128. By Sabrina on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Nice try! No refund for all ticket holders? What a scam! I wish I had the proof that the Vikings and Fox Sports had everything to do with intentionally deflating the roof to raise the issue for a new stadium! How about an out door stadium like a real football team! With Favres record on the line and his injured shoulder, bravo to the Vikings for trying to squeeze out every available second to help him mend. What would 20 people opening doors and holding them open for a minute do to a roof already loaded down with extra weight from a foot of snow? If I didn’t know any better, Ziggy and his magic weather machine was working overtime Saturday! Pack up your team and move to your new digs in sunny LA! The LA Vikings. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it!

  129. By Sabrina on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    TCF stadium was shut down for the season several weeks ago. Getting it ready for a game would take too long and cost to much $$$$. I said why not move the game to Lambeau and play it on Sunday. But Fox doesn’t have a camera crew in Green Bay. Detroit is ready with cameras and is free on Monday night. Plus the Vikes have the $$$$ from tickets sold and not everybody gets there $$$$ back. You can fly to Detroit, right, that’s not gonna cost that much. And I’m sure the Vikings carry insurance for stuff like this and they get $$$$ from that too! What a scam!

  130. By allan paul on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Only in Minneapolis: a stadiums roof collapses and a bridge collapses – I am so glad my son is going to college for civil engineering.

  131. By allan paul on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    You people should all join with Jesse Ventera and write another conspiracy theory book. The fact of the matter is this: the dome was built as cheep as possible and has enough obstructed seats that it should be leveled and a new stadium should be built on the same spot. Put slot machines at Canterbery and Running Aces and let the extra tax revenue pay for a new stadium and get the state of MN out of debt at the same time.

  132. By allan paul on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    My first thought was the same as the guy that said – tear off what’s left of the teflon and play open air – 20 below or 80 above the faithful Vikings fans would be there. “Tear it off and they will come.”

  133. By Ricefield on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    The Giants don’t want to play outdoors because they don’t have the gear?

    Nonsense, the logistics of getting the teams to Detroit are about the same as shipping the Giants’ winter gear from New York.

    It’s complete and utter bull that they would use winter gear as an excuse not to play in MN.

  134. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Instead of putting a new stadium on top of the metrodome plot, why not turn that land into some form of gambling venue? Let the old broken down metrodome pay for the new stadium that will hopefully be built somewhere with enough extra land to support the extra demand beyond seating capacity! Demand like parking, restaurants and bathrooms that don’t have men waiting behind a 20-minute line to stand shoulder to shoulder in front of a 40-foot troth!

  135. By Pat the Viking on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    The Giants doesn’t play well in Winter Gear

  136. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    And guess what? In that 20-minutes that you spent waiting to take care of business you missed 2 touchdowns, a field goal and a turn over along with the most hilarious dance in between quarters of a 40+ yeay-old man dancing step for step the exact same routine of the Vikings cheerlearders, all by himself on the other side of the field 100 yards away!

  137. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Oh, you wanted refreshments? Well too bad, because there is a 25-minute wait for those. And all you get is Popcorn, beer and hotdogs!

    I was at the Twins’ new stadium and they had improved ALL of these problems. I left my seat only to miss a few pitches! When do the Vikings earn their new stadium!? They need it so much more than the Twins or Goophers ever did! Get ‘er done!

  138. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    The roof would have never collapsed on the Twins, because the weather never gets bad enough for something like this to happen in Minnesota duiring baseball season. And if anything ever happened while the Goophers were playing, they could have rescheduled for the new Vikings stadium, which would have been up and running the entire time while the Goophers were humiliating the entire state in their new stadium.

  139. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    But let’s leave it to Minnesota legislature to give to the least in need first, and force those who need help the most to just suffer throughout and run off to a new state at the first opportunity once their commitment to our once great state expires!

    You wonder why the economy is in such a cráp-hole? It’s because we continue to let complete morons make the big decisions that effect us in the worst way! Well they’re still in office and have yet to make things any better.

  140. By Arrow86 on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    WHY not play at TCF on Tuesday? Keep it up and running for next Monday nights game?

  141. By Arrow86 on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Ricefield: The NFL network showed how the Giants were happy and excited to go to Detroit to play. This is an avalanche of horrible decisions by the N.F.L. I admire the loyalty of fans trying to get to Detroit. I bet there are a lot of fans from N.Y. hustling out to the game.

  142. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Arrow86 – From what I understand, there isn’t enough time to get a game in TCF Stadium by Monday night, and maybe not even Tuesday, but Monday is the latest that the NFL wants a game played for this week.

    On the other hand, TCF is our best chance at getting a home game to stay on schedule for next Monday night Vs. the Bears, and I think plans are already in place to get the Bank opened on Monday night.

  143. By Ricefield on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Arrow,

    Yeah, but the NY fans don’t even have to come,there will be Detroit fans rooting them on and the tickets are free so they won’t even have to pay.

    It’s rediculous that a home game is turned into an away game in a hostile place like Detroit. I mean, they might as well as put the game in NY!

  144. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    Ricefield – I know it sounds wierd hearing it from me after the rant that I just put on, but don’t get too cynical with the Dtroit fans. I know there are plenty of Minnesota fans who would be rooting for the Lions over the Giants any chance they get. In the same light, there are sure to be plenty of Detroit fans that will be more than happy to see the Giants lose, even if it is to a division opponent. The Giants are afterall, making a hard push to be the Yankees of the NFL.

  145. By Ricefield on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    LOL PurpleParody,

    I’m sorry, that was just really funny coming from you. I didn’t expect it. And since it made me laugh I feel a lot better now. Thanks.

  146. By PurpleParody on Dec 12, 2010 | Reply

    I suppose after 250ml of Bacardi, everybody can relate ;)

  147. By Arrow86 on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    This league is nothing without its fans. Play the thing Tuesday. The league would make even more money than tomorrow’s double dip.

  148. By Bleeding Purple on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    The way I see it…First off, I’m pretty sure the viking organization did not mae these decisions. The NFL made these decisions, I am pretty sure the vikings organization would have prefered to keep their home field advantage and not traveled during a home game. Its not the most beneficial thing for our team.
    2ndly, For all the ticketholders. You cant expect the vikings organization to go door to door to see who has tickets, can you. They have their list of original buyers and as far as they know they still own their tickets. When you have trouble with a product you dont go after the company you go after the store you bought it from. I would expect most ticket places like stub hub, ticketmaster will issue refunds to the current owners since they know who have them, If you got otherwise you have to go back to who you bought them from. There is no way for the vikings organization to know who has the tickets especially since may have changed hands 3 or more times

  149. By Bleeding Purple on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    another thing I hope This shows us as fans and the our state government, that something needs to be done and that we need a new stadium. If that happens and we finally get our stadium I think this was a good thing that happened and we as fans need to stop bad mouthing the organization and ban together and route for our team. They need us at this time. There stuck in a histile environment for a home game which is not fair to anyone and they needed to find a dme since the giants are panzies

  150. By Just Win on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    According ESPN the New York newspaper headline reads:

    IF FAVRE STARTS, WE’RE “BRETTER” OFF!

    Even the Giants know that T-Jack is “Bretter” than Favre. After all T-Jack is 2-0 against Eli. Anyone on this site that still thinks Favre is better than T-Jack at this point in their respective careers is simply not looking at facts or reality. We’d have the best record in the NFC right now, if the three stooges didn’t go down to Hattisburg.

    Seriously if you’re ANY team playing against the Vikings now would you rather be playing against Favre who has the WORST QB RATING in the league or T-Jack who in his last 6 regular season games has 5 wins versus 1 loss and has a QB rating in the high 90′s.

    The Giants are absolutely loving this extra day of treatment for Favre, because the “silver fool” will use the extra day as a sign from God to yank his own ass onto the field and ruin the night for the Vikings like he has all year.

  151. By viking/lakers Purple&gold on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    HEY I,M RIVERSIDE CA. 80 DE. I WILL BE WAITING FOR THE VIKING BOAT TO LAND IN L. A. 50 MIL. AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. By Frederick Jones on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    All you need is a tragedy to get people to write in to Vikings.com

    Keep writing even if there are no tragedies! ! !

  153. By PurpleParody on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    But Fred, there are always tragedies. I mean come on, has there ever been a situation where nobody was whining about anything?

  154. By VikingsF@n on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Minnesota
    Get a new stadium like Ziggy wolf asked
    this is what we need and look how beat up the metrodome is getting
    so please for all Minnesotans don’t let the MINNESOTA VIKINGS go to Los Angelas

    Thank you

  155. By Rocksalt on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Time for a new stadium……let the metrodome completely collapse, then detonate gthe rest of it……

  156. By Favreless on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Tjack is 1-0. Save Brett for the playoffs. The Giants pass-rush will tear him apart. We need a QB with escapability against NY. Is it a home field advantage to have Lion fans show up and booh us???

  157. By Jenna on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    What is irritating now is that the game won’t be nationally televised… so those of use who did travel from out of the Minnesota area to see the game played live in Minnesota… can’t even see the game at all… what a joke.

  158. By tata58 on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Come on Minnesota, WAKE UP!! It’s time to pass this stadium deal.

  159. By Cher on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Why can’t the Vikings play at the FargoDome? It’s bigger and doesn’t cave in. It’s also more commutable for the fans!

  160. By SV on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Getting on a flight to detroit, don’t have a ticket to game yet. Any suggestions?

  161. By myvikes on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Now that Duluth has been added to the TV lineup, you need to add Fargo and Grand Forks that broadcasts NW Minnesota.

  162. By Ricefield on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Will there be a pregame show?

  163. By Titus on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Cher, Fargodome holds 19,000 people– a third of the seats. That would not work.

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