BBB Warns Of Fake Tickets Ahead Of Vikings, Packers Game
The Vikings will face off against their rivals the Green Bay Packers in the first regular season game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Because of the highly sought after seats, the Better Business Bureau is warning fans to be on the look out for scams and use best judgement when buying tickets.
Buyers should be aware that tickets for the game are no longer on hard ticket stock. Authorized tickets through the Minnesota team can be purchased through the Vikings Mobile app or printed PDF tickets on 8.5″ by 11″ paper. You can cross-check the seat assignment and prices with a stadium map found on the Vikings Mobile App as well.
The BBB says to keep these tips in mind when looking for tickets:
- Choose a reputable online ticket broker. Only the Vikings ticket office, Ticketmaster and the NFL TicketExchange (nfl.com/tickets) can guarantee the ticket you purchase online will be valid to attend the event. When purchasing tickets through any other online brokers, look for the BBB seal on their website and research them online at bbb.org. Review the company’s track record and what their policy is if tickets purchased through their site are fake or not as advertised. When buying tickets online, pay with a credit card.
- Be leery of buying from scalpers at the event. Buying tickets near the venue on game day can be a dangerous game of roulette. The seats may be just as advertised or you might find yourself locked out of the stadium and also out whatever money you paid. Ticket selling on U.S. Bank Stadium property is illegal.
- Never wire money to someone you don’t know. If you find a seller online that claims to have tickets to the game, be very careful. Any request by the seller to have you wire money to pay for the tickets should be the red flag that makes you walk away. This is virtually always the sign of a scam.
The game will kick off this Sunday, September 18th, at 7:30 P-M.