Vikings in danger of first television blackout since 1997

Approximately 3,500 tickets are still available for Sunday's game at Mall-of-America Field between the Vikings and Saints, according to Vikings vice president of sales/marketing Steve LaCroix. The tickets need to be sold by noon Thursday to avoid the first local television blackout since 1997.
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Approximately 3,500 tickets are still available for Sunday's game at Mall-of-America Field between the Vikings and Saints, according to Vikings vice president of sales/marketing Steve LaCroix. The tickets need to be sold by noon Thursday to avoid the first local television blackout since 1997.

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