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gregair13
03-01-2006, 09:57 PM
for vikings home game, how many have we sold out in a row?

i_bleed_purple
03-01-2006, 10:11 PM
84 games

NodakPaul
03-01-2006, 10:48 PM
Yep, 84 games (confirmed with the ticket office).

That means that the last game we did not sell out was in 1995 versus the Cleveland Browns. Final Score: Minnesota 27 - Browns 11.

let's hear it for 10 straight sellout seasons!!! (and 4 sold out playoff games...)

magicci
03-02-2006, 02:11 AM
is that a NFL Record?

sleepagent
03-02-2006, 02:23 AM
Not even close . . .

"Four teams have sellout streaks of over 200 games going into the 2003 season: The Redskins (265), Broncos (253), Pittsburgh (223) and Packers (213) hold those streaks. When you realize that each season means only eight regular-season home games, that's an amazing feat."

PurpleRide
03-02-2006, 02:25 AM
I have been to 30 of thoughs sell-outs

sleepagent
03-02-2006, 02:26 AM
Here's a better article . . .

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/columnists/rgosselin/stories/091105dnspoaroundnfl.2661798.html

Around the NFL Sellout?

Washington, Green Bay are two of a kind


09:20 PM CDT on Saturday, September 10, 2005


By RICK GOSSELIN / The Dallas Morning News



The Washington Redskins drew a crowd of 48,208 for the 1965 season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Washington lost that day – the first of five consecutive defeats that doomed the Redskins to a 6-8 season.

But that game holds great significance in the history of Washington football: It's the last time the Redskins failed to sell out. That was 39 years and 299 games ago, easily the longest streak of regular-season sellouts in the NFL.

What's impressive is that the streak started when the Redskins were playing in RFK Stadium and needed to sell only 50,000-plus tickets to fill all the seats. Since 1999, the Redskins have been playing at FedEx Field, the NFL's largest stadium (a capacity of 91,665). And still all the seats are sold.

The Redskins have led the NFL in home attendance for five consecutive seasons. They became the first team to draw more than 700,000 in a season (2004), setting a league record with 707,920 paid admissions.

But Washington has not posted a winning season since 1999. And although the seats are all sold, you see empties on a given Sunday. There are never any empties in Green Bay.

The Packers have sold out every seat at Lambeau Field – preseason, regular season, and postseason – since 1960. That's 317 games in a row. But the regular-season streak only stands at 231 because from 1960 through 1994, the Packers also played home dates in Milwaukee. So the 105 games there don't count among the Lambeau sellouts.

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In all, 26 teams have sellout streaks longer than one season. Here's the list:
Team Streak Noteworthy
Washington 299 Every game for 39 seasons
Denver 269 Every game since 1970 opener
Pittsburgh 239 Every game since 1974 opener
NY Giants 232 Sold out all but 2 games since 1976
Green Bay 231 317 if you count pre and postseason
NY Jets 226 Dating to final game at Shea in 1978
San Francisco 181 Every game since 1981
Chicago 166 Every game since 1984
Dallas 112 Last non-sellout vs. Arizona in 1990
Kansas City 112 Every game since 1991 opener
New England 88 Every game since Bob Kraft bought team
St. Louis 81 Every game since moving to St. Louis
Baltimore 72 Every game since return to Baltimore
Tampa Bay 60 Streak began in 1997
Minnesota 56 Every game since 1998
Miami 53 Last non-sellout vs. St. Louis in 1998
Cleveland 48 Every game since return to Cleveland
Houston 48 Every game since return to Houston
Tennessee 48 Every seat already sold for 2005
Philadelphia 47 Every seat already sold for 2005
Detroit 25 Every seat already sold for 2005
Atlanta 24 Every seat already sold for 2005
Carolina 17 Every seat already sold for 2005
Seattle 16 Novelty of a new stadium has worn off
Indianapolis 14 New stadium in 2008 will help
Cincinnati 11 Novelty of a new stadium has worn off
Buffalo 4 When the Bills contend, they sell out
San Diego 3 Outdated baseball park from the 1960s
New Orleans 1 No true home games in 2005
Arizona 0 One winning season in last 20 years
Jacksonville 0 Reduced the seating capacity in 2005
Oakland 0 Outdated baseball park from the 1960s



OBSERVATION DECK


Recalling Lombardi

NodakPaul
03-02-2006, 03:36 AM
Hmmm, I actually called the Vikings ticket office to find out what our sell out streak was on... I am more inclined to believe the 84. In 1997 we went to the playoffs. We started the season 8-2. Remember being down by 9 with 1:03 left in the fourth quarter and coming back to beat the Giants? The Brad Johnson to Brad Johnson TD pass? I find it hard to believe that the home games weren't sold out that season...

MaddenVodkaAddict
03-02-2006, 03:52 AM
ahhhh! I hate the number 84! :mad:

briboy75
03-02-2006, 07:38 AM
"maddenhasamancrushonfavre" wrote:

ahhhh! I hate the number 84! :mad:


i like it alot better then 18

magicci
03-02-2006, 07:44 AM
i like 19