Vikings get another extension; 3,100 seats left

January 2nd, 2009 – 3:31 PM by Judd Zulgad

The Vikings will get until 24 hours before the kickoff of Sunday’s game to sell out the Metrodome and avoid a local television blackout.

The NFL granted the Vikings another extension on Friday that will give the team until 3:30 p.m. Saturday to sell all remaining seats to the game against Philadelphia. That would allow it to be televised on KMSP (Ch. 9) and in several secondary markets around the Upper Midwest. The Vikings announced Friday that 3,100 seats remain.

Remaining seats are priced at $80, $120 and $160.

The NFL usually grants one extension for teams until 48 hours before kickoff but this week they have made two exceptions. The Arizona Cardinals received until 3:30 p.m. today to sell out a game that will be played on Saturday. UPDATE: The Cardinals started the day with 2,400 but were able to reach a sellout by 3:30 p.m.


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