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Better Business Bureau: Tips for Vikings Fans

Updated: 10/23/2013 6:00 PM
Created: 10/23/2013 5:45 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

The following is from the Better Business Bureau:

On Game Day

  • Always check with the Mall of America Field Vikings Ticket Office or the ticket booths to see if tickets are available. Often times the visiting team may return tickets on the day of the game.
  • Never buy an Eticket (printed on 8” x 11½“ paper) from anyone on the street. If you buy an Eticket outside the stadium you run the risk that it is fake.
  • The Vikings have three types of authorized ticket stock: Vikings season and single game ticket stock and Ticketmaster ticket stock. The counterfeiters have tried to copy all three types of ticket stock.

If you are buying tickets on the street:

  • Take your time. Scrutinize the tickets closely for any inaccuracies or alterations, and cross-check the seat assignment and prices with a stadium map printed from www.vikings.com before you buy.
  • Check the back of the ticket to see if it appears to have been photo copied. Also, all Vikings single ticket stock is numbered in sequential order on the back of the ticket. The number is printed three times on each ticket in red ink.
  • Very few Vikings tickets are sold on Ticketmaster ticket stock. If you are buying tickets on the street and they are Ticketmaster stock they are most likely counterfeit.
  • Ask the person who is selling tickets on the street, if you could take a picture of him/her with their valid ID before the transaction. If they refuse, move on.

Buying Tickets Online:

  • Only the Vikings ticket office, Ticketmaster and the NFL TicketExchange can guarantee the ticket you purchase online will be valid to attend the event.
  • When buying from a merchant, always look for the BBB Online seal. The logo will tell you that you’re dealing with a company that has a good reputation for satisfying customers and a secure web site for processing your payment.

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