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Minnesota Viking Military Appreciation Day Sunday, November 15th, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

For the first time ever, the Minnesota Vikings are offering Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen an Appreciation Day Ticket & On-Field Special Offer vs the Detroit Lions

$60 tickets will be discounted to $35 and $48 tickets will be discounted to $25

DETAILS:

30 Soldiers will be randomly selected from the group that purchases tickets to join the Cheerleaders on the field during the Vikings player introductions!

Winners will be contacted with instructions on November 7th

- $60 tickets are discounted to $35 and are located in the upper level sideline/corner of the Metrodome

- $48 tickets are discounted to $25 and are located in high upper level corner/end zone of the Metrodome

To view seating chart go to wwwvikingscom/stadium

Orders are filled on a first come first serve basis with the best available tickets when the order is received

Act fast! Quantities are limited Offer valid while supplies last No refunds or exchanges

For any additional questions, please call Travis Hamre at 952-918-8409 or email hamret@vikingsnflnet

**How to take advantage of the Appreciation Day Ticket & On-Field Special Offer**

1 Print out the attached order form below and mail/fax it in

-OR-

2 Order tickets online by following the directions below

Click HERE to purchase tickets

1 Simply click the link above and select Find Tickets
2 Enter the promo Code MN GUARD
3 Go to "Create an Account" on the right-hand side of the screen (if you have used this program in the past, you may simply enter your email address and password on the left)
4 Create a Ticketmaster Account using your email address
5 At this point you will be able to select the number of seats to purchase as well as see the available locations
6 Follow the instructions to purchase " you will be able to print the tickets right at your desk!

For any additional questions, please call Travis Hamre at 952-918-8409 or email hamret@vikingsnflnet

2009 Minnesota National Guard Appreciation Offer Form

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Written by Spc. Samuel Soza, 11/15/09





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