Opening of U.S. Bank Stadium Logo

Blog

Opening of U.S. Bank Stadium

Rochelle Olson updates you on the opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

SeatGeek: Vikings-Packers game Sept. 18 will be most expensive

Tickets to Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game in Minneapolis will be tougher than ever this year.

The rivalry will be the first regular season NFL game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, although the Vikings play two preseason games before the inaugural showdown Sept. 18.

According to SeatGeek, a national ticket reseller, three regular season games will double the Vikings previous average resale high.

SeatGeek started tracking the market in 2010. The most expensive game so far was a game that season against the Packers with tickets reselling for an average of $198.

Tickets for the Packers game on Sept. 18 are going for double that price.

The average resale price of seats for the inaugural game against the Packers: $407. The game features the border rivalry and usually draws lots of fans wearing cheeseheads.

The border battle's extra allure this year is the new building and a Vikings team that fans hope is on the rise.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, single-game tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster. Some 4,000 tickets remain for each game. The building seats 66,200, but the overwhelming majority of seats went to season ticketholders.

SeatGeek reports that other Vikings' home games are selling at prices above previous highs.

To get into the home game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Dec. 1, buyers are paying an average of  $274 per ticket.

Tickets to the Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants on Oct. 3 are reselling for an average of $200. That's the second regular season game in the new building.

(https://seatgeek.com/minnesota-vikings-tickets)

Here are the all the average resale values of the home games ranked from high to low:

Green Bay Packers: $407

Dallas Cowboys: $247

New York Giants: $200

Houston Texans: $179

Chicago Bears: $178

Arizona Cardinals: $172

Detroit Lions: $161

Indianapolis Colts: $155

Take a look back at the Metrodome as new Vikings stadium opens

Not only will fans be able to step into the future at U.S. Bank Stadium in late July, they will also be able to walk over to the Mill City Museum and take a look back at the Metrodome.

The museum is opening a photo exhibit called "Up and Down: The H.H.H. Metrodome Portfolio." The project chronicles the dome from construction in 1980-82 to opening in 1982 and demolition in 2014.

Photographer Mark E. Jensen chronicled the building's entire life cycle in black and white, also capturing 30 years of change in downtown Minneapolis.

The $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium, which replaced the Metrodome, will open for free public tours on July 23-24. The new building is almost double the size of the Metrodome.

The Metrodome exhibit begins July 26 and runs through Nov. 6 at the museum at 704 S. Second St in Minneapolis.

The exhibit is included in the price of admission to the Mill City Museum.

The Vikings played in the Metrodome from 1982 to 2013. The Minnesota Twins played there as well, winning the World Series in 1987 and 1991.