Vikings avoid television blackout

Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve LeCroix announced Tuesday that less than 1,500 tickets remain for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. That means the Vikings have once again avoided a television blackout.
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Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve LeCroix announced Tuesday that less than 1,500 tickets remain for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. That means the Vikings have once again avoided a television blackout.

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