How Vikings Tickets Have Been Impacted by Favre’s Latest Unretirement

TiqIQContributor IAugust 18, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - AUGUST 18: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre addresses the media at a press conference after the first morning practice since returning to Vikings Winter Park on August 18, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Favre injured his ankle last year and had been reportedly considering retiring after one season with the Vikings.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

After another summer of media-magnified indecision, Brett Favre is back for a 20th season. Cleared by doctors and lured by opportunity, starting next month he'll lead the Vikings in another run at the NFC championship. 

Favre's presence makes the Purple a clear NFC favorite. Speculation about his return has also driven up prices for Vikings home games almost 20% over the last two weeks. With the official announcement yesterday, prices were up xx% in 24 hours. While a meaningful increase, it's a blip compared to last year, when prices jumped almost 100% on Favre's un-retirement. 

After coming within a botched snap of the super bowl, the market was a little wiser this time around and knew he wouldn't be able to stay away. Whether the 41-year-old play-caller can continue to keep opposing defenses guessing is another matter altogether.

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