MINNEAPOLIS -- With temperatures sitting below zero in the Twin Cities on Sunday, Ticketmaster is telling fans attending the NFC wild-card game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks to bring their tickets the old-fashioned way.
(Well, as old-fashioned as we did things before smartphones took over, anyway.)
Ticketmaster sent out a notice to fans Saturday advising them to print their tickets at home in case their mobile device doesn't work in the cold temperatures outside TCF Bank Stadium, where the air temperature was expected to be below zero before Sunday's kickoff at 12:05 p.m. CT.
"All major cellphone manufacturers warn against using their product in extreme cold," Ticketmaster wrote in its email. "While most phones fall within the operational range of the predicted temperatures for the Sunday, January 10, 2016, Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks game, for your convenience we would like to suggest that you consider using the print at home option and printing your tickets out ahead of time in lieu of using the mobile delivery option."
If the temperature is below zero at kickoff, the game would be one of the six coldest in NFL history. The Vikings have already told fans they will provide free hand warmers and coffee before the game and will also make Mariucci Arena (the University of Minnesota's men's hockey arena) available as a warming zone before the game.