A record number of tickets were sold in the 24 hours after Favre signed with the Vikings on Tuesday. The team sold 3,200 season tickets and 11,000 individual game tickets from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Seats for the contest against NFC North rival Green Bay on Oct. 5 are only available through a season ticket. Approximately 6,000 season tickets remain. The return trip to Green Bay on Nov. 1 will also be a sellout.
The Packers never had to deal with that kind of ticket rush when Favre played for them. That’s because the waiting list for Packers’ season tickets has over 57,000 names with the average waiting time being 30 years.
Fans in the Viking nation for the most part appear happy that the former Packer and Jet QB is in Eden Prairie practicing with the Purple and Gold. More than 200,000 people bought Favre’s Jets jersey last year, and the demand for the Vikings version figures to be even higher. Currently Favre ranks the top of jersey sales.
Ticket demand at online broker RazorGator.com has soared, according to Scott Roback, vice president of business development. Prices on the site for tickets to Favre’s return to Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Nov. 1 leaped 118 percent, from $441.48 to $975.56. For the Oct. 5 home game when the Packers come to the Metrodome, tickets on the site are up from $263.13 to $402.48.
Well, Favre has brought many employment opportunities. Maybe US government should grate him for that. So what will this aging player do on the field? Of course, he will bring another Super Bowl, lol…