The Minnesota Vikings picked up a big win on Sunday afternoon, but the victory wasn't seen live by as many people as the Vikings' ticket office likely hoped. The team was hoping to carry a streak of at least 150 sellouts into the new stadium, but those hopes ended on Sunday at the Metrodome.
The Vikings were about 7,000 fans short of a sellout on Sunday afternoon, according to 1500 ESPN, ending an era that dated back to 1998.
The streak had reached 144 games (including preseason, regular season and playoffs), dating to the 1998 season, and actually ended when exhibition games against Buffalo and San Diego last month failed to fill the Dome.
The Vikings, who went 3-13 last season, announced an attendance of 56,607 for Sunday's 26-23 overtime victory of the Jaguars. The listed seating capacity for the Dome is 63,725.
It'll be interesting to see if Sunday afternoon's exciting overtime win brings the fans back for the next home game.