Vikings vs. Packers 15 Sep 16

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Resale ticket prices for the Minnesota Vikings game against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium have hit new highs, prompting a warning from the home team about scammers.

Sellers say the average price for the game Sunday night is $447, surpassed only by the resale price of tickets to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Target Field in 2014. The new stadium has been sold out for the entire season.

The Star Tribune says only three outlets are authorized to resell Vikings’ tickets — the team’s ticket office, the NFL Ticket Exchange and Ticketmaster. Team spokesman Jeff Anderson says that with any other source, you’re purchasing at your own risk.

Only digital tickets and printed PDFs are accepted for games at the new stadium.

 

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As if figuring out how to slow down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn’t tough enough, the Green Bay Packers must prepare for two unique variables when they visit Minnesota this weekend.

The Vikings are opening a sparkling new stadium when they host the Packers. They’re also trying to keep mum about who will be playing quarterback on Sunday night.

It could be Shaun Hill. It could be Sam Bradford.

“We’ve taken the approach that we could see either one of the quarterbacks. My understanding is that it’s probably going to be Sam Bradford, but I have a lot of respect for Shaun Hill,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had other ideas.

“You’ll have to wait until Sunday,” he told reporters in Minneapolis.

Let the mind games begin between these longtime NFC North rivals . Even Peterson got in on the fun.

“I’ve been practicing throwing the ball deep and everything. Once I’m back there, I’m just going to let loose,” the 2012 NFL MVP cracked in a conference call.