Vikings' finale approaching sellout; practice squad players swapped
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It appears the Minnesota Vikings' sellout streak will survive one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
Steve LaCroix, the Vikings' vice president of sales and marketing, said on Tuesday there are only about 2,500 tickets remaining for the Jan. 1 finale against the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome.
That's fewer tickets than the Vikings have sold in less time the past couple of months. So, in spite of the team's 2-12 record, it would be a surprise if this isn't consecutive sellout No. 144 and the Vikings once again avoid their first local TV blackout since 1997.
• The Vikings re-signed OL Butch Lewis to the practice squad and waived WR Owen Spencer from the practice squad.