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Updated: February 16th, 2012 2:02pm
Vikings keep season-ticket prices the same for third year in a row

Vikings keep season-ticket prices the same for third year in a row

by Judd Zulgad
1500ESPN.com
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For the third consecutive season, the Minnnesota Vikings won't be raising season-ticket prices.

This comes after the team went 3-13 in 2011 and with the franchise no longer having a lease to play in the Metrodome.

The Vikings sent out the renewal e-mails Thursday after announcing earlier in the week that they would not be filing notification with the NFL that they planned to attempt to relocate for the 2012 season. The deadline for such notice to be given was Wednesday.

The Vikings' lease at the Dome has expired and the team is in the midst of attempting to get a new stadium. The Vikings will play next season in the Metrodome.

Vikings officials expressed optimism this week that a proposal to build a stadium either on the Metrodome site or nearby would be ready in a matter of days. The Star Tribune reported Thursday that Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Chairman Ted Mondale said there could be news on the issue Thursday or Friday.

The Vikings remain hopeful that the issue will be brought up during the current legislative session and that approval will be granted to give them a new home stadium.

Steve LaCroix, the Vikings' chief marketing officer, said that hard copy renewal packets for season-ticket holders should be in their mailboxes in the coming days.

Season ticket prices range from $290 to $1,280.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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