Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) gets ready for the snap during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Ticket Price Preview

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Detroit hosts Minnesota this Sunday in a divisional matchup to kick-off the 2013 regular season.  Lions fans can’t wait to erase the memory of the 2012 season from their minds and focus on a new season – a clean slate, full of post season aspirations and glory.  Luckily, those individuals looking to grab Detroit Lions tickets for the home opener are encountering incredibly cheap ticket prices.

Currently, there are tickets available for as low as $26 this week, lower than any game this season. The next cheapest game is only one dollar more ($27 get-in ticket price) for November 24th against NFC South opponent Tampa Bay.  The biggest difference between those two games?  The average ticket price for this weekend is only $88, compared to $97 for the matchup against the Buccaneers.

What’s bringing the average ticket price down is phenomenal deals available in the lower 100 and 200 levels.  You can sit in the 200 level for only $49 and just $58 will get you into the 100 lower level.  Not all tickets are that inexpensive – seats on the 50 yard line in the lower level start at $115 – but there are deals available in several sections for this week’s game.

The proximity to kickoff has certainly dropped ticket prices as sellers worry if they’ll end up eating their tickets, but there’s no guarantee that this will be the case for every game this season.  The average ticket price has only experienced a 12% drop over the past week, so tickets were cheap even last week.  Even though the Vikings may not be the draw that the Packers, Cowboys, or Bears are, if you’re a bargain hunter, this week is your game to go to.

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