MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings football fans who violated stadium rules could face fines and a loss of their season tickets if they do not pay by April 15, according to an NFL rulebook released Friday.
The rulebook indicates fans who fail to pay by that date could be subject to a fine of $250 for each ticket they forfeit.
The penalty does not apply to season tickets, as tickets purchased in advance of the first game of the season are exempt.
The Vikings’ season ticket policy states: “If a ticket is not paid in full or for any reason, the ticket will be forfeited and the ticket holder may not return to the game.”
The NFL issued the policy on March 27 after months of investigation.
The league released the policy after receiving a complaint from a fan who claimed he was not paid for his ticket to the Vikings-Bengals game on March 24, according a statement from the league.
The policy states the team has received more than 1,000 calls from fans complaining about tickets they paid for, including tickets for home games.
The league also issued a statement to the media Friday saying it is aware of the complaint.
It said it will work with the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority to find a solution to this matter.
The NFL says ticket holders are responsible for their own tickets and have the option of paying for them through the season ticket process.