Ticket resale may be legal in Minnesota, but few brokers can boast of an endorsement like this.

As the January 17 playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings fast approaches, Minneapolis-based ticket broker Ticket King has been recommended by the Minneapolis Police Department as a safe place for fans to buy tickets.

The endorsement, along with a similar nod from police to StubHub, is mentioned in a news segment by KARE-TV about the upcoming game. See the video below.

Sunday’s playoff game is sold out, so the police are recommending the companies among places to look for tickets because both are legitimate and reputable, and they can protect fans from falling victim to counterfeiters.


Cortney Storsved, director of operations for Ticket King, told TicketNews that this is the first time the police force has recommended the company, and they are pleased by the honor. She added that sales of Vikings playoff tickets have been good, if not great, due in part to the higher face value on post-season tickets.

“We aren’t surprised by the endorsement because we’re a reputable company and have been a part of the Minnesota marketplace for such a long time,” Storsved said. “There have also been a lot of issues this season with counterfeit tickets being sold on the street, whereas we have not had a single problem with any of our tickets this year. I think this just reiterates how much the secondary market has become more accepted by Minnesotans and ingrained in the lifestyle here.”

Last Updated on January 13, 2010