Vikings/Giants game at Ford Field 7:20 Monday night per Espn.
somehow we're only 124th
First Monday night game in Detroit in nearly a decade and they're not even playing. Weird.
I'd like to see New York's fearsome 3 DEs hit Favre repeatedly. I hope he plays.
Yeah, if tickets are cheap I might go. Otherwise, I don't care about the inferior Manning and a washed up Favre.
Those with tickets to original game get 50yrd line prority seating and general admission is free. Go to Ford Field Ticket office starting at 8am for tickets.
throws to the one and only Manningham. And isn't Hutchinson still on Minny's OL?
Wear your Big Chill gear and they'll let you in for free.
Gotta watch David Harris vs. Chad Henne (and Braylon and Jake) now.
Chances are tickets will be free. Even better.
I happened to be in Tempe in 2003 when the Chargers had to relocate a home game to Sun Devil Stadium because of San Diego wildfires. Admission was free and there were still plenty of empty seats on a beautiful evening. I'm not sure how well that precedent might apply here.
Tickets are free. "Sales" start at 9 AM
Maybe Jim Herrmann will do an impromptu defensive coordinator interview? Wishful thinking
please don't take me to the pickle farm!
I live about four blocks from there so I might take my family depending on how much the tickets are.
Wow. A co-worker of mine here in Cleveland was raised in Long Island and really wanted to go to the game this weekend. Except his wife threw a fit (he travels during the week) so he gave in and didn't go. And tomorrow he's got a sales call in Detroit of all places.
I think I'm going to have him buy me a lottery ticket.
are a cool friend, way to help a co-worker out. Sweet!!!!!!!!!
I really want to go now, especially if old man favre plays... It's gonna be nice to see some good professional football for once
Weather will be brutal getting in & out, but I can be bought.
NFL and Vikings discussing giving away tickets to Monday night's 7:20 game in Detroit for free on first-come, first-serve basis.
When wildfires swept through SD, and Chargers-Dolphins was moved to Tempe, Az., those tickets given away for free. Same could happen here.
From Adam Schefter's twitter.
I shouldn't complain--I'm all for an extra event in Detroit--but why wouldn't they do this at the Gophers' new stadium?
1) The Gophers' stadium has been shut down for the winter, so it would take a couple days to get it ready
2) The Giants didn't bring their cold weather gear, which would be necessary given the -30 windchill in Minneapolis currently
Back in my day I used to walk 5 miles up and down hills to school through 5ft of snow, with wind chills of -40. Do you think I ever complained? No, because I dressed warm like this.
The Giants did not bring their "cold gear" with them to Minnesota because they expected to be playing indoors.
The Giants didn't travel with gear for an outdoor game, and they didn't feel the capacity of the Gopher's venue was enough in the end. Most importantly Fox already has a crew stationed, and set up in Detroit for the Lions game.
Free GA tickets will be available at the Ford Field Box office tomorrow morning at 9am
Is so weird. It almost looks fake.
mxair23 already stated this, but here's the language from the Vikings' website:
Any ticket holders for the original Giants-Vikings game will be admitted and given preferred seating along the 50-yard line. Free general admission tickets to the game will be available at the Ford Field box office beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST [9am EST].
You'd have to be some kind of diehard to travel from Minnesota to Detroit in this awful weather (and have to take off work tomorrow) on a day's notice. Those guys should get free t-shirts.
I saw a tweet but can't find confirmation that ticket stubs from today's lion's game can be used to gain enterance to the game as well.
This would be perfect if I didn't have work from 10 to 1 tomorrow. Should I...?
Hmmmmm.... what could go wrong?
I'm thinking about going and bringing some fun signs:
Brett Favre knows how to use a cell phone
No one cares about Brett Favre
Brett Favre takes pictures of his own penis (although this one would get me kicked out, I'm sure.)
Bringing in a homemade "No one cares about Brett Favre" sign would only work on an ironic level.
+1 for awesome.
God wanted me to have a great sports weekend. I took Monday off of work because I was going to the Big Chill, then the Lions game today, and since I had a ticket to todays game, I can go to the game tomorrow without having to wait in line for free tickets. Thank you baby jesus!
anyone know the rules for this? Is there a limit to the number of tickets they'll give to one person? If I have a friend try and pick up three tickets is that going to be kosher? are they going to limit it to one per person?
Given the incredibly short timeframe involved, I doubt they'd be too picky. They just want a full stadium. I'm curious to know what the tickets will look like.