Last week the market for Vikings tickets was "the worst in years" according to one ticket broker, and next week could be worse.
Yesterday tickets to next Sunday's Vikings-Jets game at TCF Bank Stadium were selling online for as little as $2, with hundreds available for under $10.
The $2 tickets were still available at 5 p.m. on prairietickets.com, although service charges drove the final price past $5.
"If the Vikings are winning fans will spend the money, but to sit out in single-digit temperatures to watch a team that isn't that competitive right now, it's just the perfect storm for fans trying to see a game for 10, 15 bucks," said Andrew Baydala, a ticker broker with Ticket King in Minneapolis.
Ticket King is advertising $9 tickets -- all fees included -- for next week's game on its website.
"Don't get me wrong, we do sell tickets for a profit and this is a business just like any other, but we normally get press when people are asking, 'How could you sell tickets for $500 a seat?'" said Baydala.
"Now we're on the other end of things losing thousands of dollars on Vikings tickets, but that's the risk we take when we buy seats."
Lester Bagley, the Vikings' vice president of public affairs, said the team had a ton of no-shows yesterday but he attributed that to the frigid temperature more than fan apathy.