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Packers have 8,500 tickets left, “optimistic” they’ll avoid blackout

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The Packers had about 15,000 tickets available for Sunday’s game against the 49ers on Monday night and that number has dropped less than 50 percent on Wednesday afternoon.

Packers director of public affairs Aaron Popkey told Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin that the team has 8,500 tickets left for the game and that they have sent emails to season ticket holders, shareholders and members of the waiting list in an effort to move them. The team’s deadline to avoid a blackout is on Thursday afternoon, although they could ask for an extension.

“We’ll see where we are tomorrow,” Popkey said.

Popkey said that the team was “optimistic” that they would avoid a blackout and teams that ask for extensions often already have a commitment in place to buy the remaining seats for 34 cents on the dollar. The Bengals and Colts are also trying to sell the necessary tickets to avoid a blackout of their games on Wild Card weekend.

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  1. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jan 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    8500 tickets left? why doesn’t aaron rodgers buy them all and give them to the fans? im sure he can afford them with his new contract he just got.

  2. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    Haha packers could have a blackout in a playoff game. PLAYOFFS! haha! I hope they do! Seems the packers might be hapless and tasteless if they are gonna have a blackout in a playoff game!

  3. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 4:01 PM

    Haha they are begging people to go to this game!

  4. El Pollo Loco says: Jan 1, 2014 4:02 PM

    The games sunday and today is Wednesday.Dont worry your pretty little heads about the game selling out

  5. vikefan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:03 PM

    LMAO……the high & mighty from football Americana always dumping & dis gracing how the dome could not be filled or always bailed out by corporate America, you don’t even have corporate America to bail you out amongst trailer homes

  6. pnut87 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:04 PM

    How do you blackout a playoff game?

  7. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:06 PM

    You knwo your franchise sucks when it can’t sell

  8. roadbiscuit says: Jan 1, 2014 4:06 PM

    $200 to sit in 0 degrees with a -20 windchill is kind of tough for some fans right after Christmas.

  9. rickyspanish says: Jan 1, 2014 4:07 PM

    Does anyone honestly think there will be a blackout?

  10. everlong016 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:08 PM

    Considering the current forecast is -45 with windchill I can’t say I blame people for not buying tickets.

  11. buyamericanonly says: Jan 1, 2014 4:10 PM

    Fair weather fans!

  12. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:11 PM

    @92nick182govikings @vikefan

    Did you guys pick up your tix for the Vikings’ playoff game?! How excited are you?!

  13. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:12 PM

    We are still best fans in the NFL right?

  14. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:13 PM

    Any time a Vikings fan talks smack about playoffs or championships, I can’t help but laugh. It’s like a boy telling a man how it is.

  15. norcalmafia says: Jan 1, 2014 4:14 PM

    9er fan here on my way to chicago tonight then driving up to GB sat morn..Theres a total of 20 of us going so youre gonna see some red in there!

  16. gergie1957 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:14 PM

    Oh!, this is not good, as we all know The Green Bay faithful will give their first born for a ticket to the Immortal Packers Game. Not wait they quit doing that when Brett left.

  17. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:16 PM

    The sad thing is the weather would never stop Broncos, Patriots, Vikings, Cheifs, Cowboys, Bears, 49ers, Seahawks, or almost any other franchise from selling out a game. :(

  18. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:18 PM

    My Bear friend bought me a DeLorean! Now instead of only talking about the past, I can live it! 2010 here I come!

  19. citizenstrange says: Jan 1, 2014 4:18 PM

    The NFL has jumped the shark.

  20. boyddowler says: Jan 1, 2014 4:19 PM

    I’m a Packer fan, but I don’t necessarily buy the whole “best fanbase in the league” schtick. It’s like the Cowboys calling themselves “America’s Team”: a marketing brand. The fact of the matter is that it’s going to be pretty darn cold on Sunday, and the markup for playoff tickets from regular season is ca. $25.

    That being said, I’ve got my ticket, and I’ll be there.

    Go Pack Go!

  21. pingguy says: Jan 1, 2014 4:19 PM

    The Packers will buy up the remaining tickets if they have to.There won’t be a blackout.

  22. dackjawson says: Jan 1, 2014 4:21 PM

    Hey, it’s the holidays and most people have maxed out their credit cards already. Add to that the fact that the Niners fans are among the league’s worst travelers (Steelers’ fans, they ain’t) and the burden is on this blue collar town and state to fork over the dough. It will happen, I’m sure. But no thanks to the overconfident Niners fans who can’t brave the cold to come to a real football stadium.

  23. contra74 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:21 PM

    El Pollo Loco says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:02 PM
    The games sunday and today is Wednesday.Dont worry your pretty little heads about the game selling out
    —-
    And tomorrow is Thursday…the deadline. Tick tock.

  24. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 4:21 PM

    The ackward thing is people from Cally are wiling to sit in this, so saying it gonna be cold shouldn’t be an excuse for us Packer fans.

  25. GenXJay says: Jan 1, 2014 4:22 PM

    it just goes to show that America is tired of the same bandwagon teams.

  26. wnstonchill says: Jan 1, 2014 4:22 PM

    Just tell Packer fans that buying a ticket makes them an imaginary owner and they’ll buy ‘em up like hotcakes!

  27. jjk3ec says: Jan 1, 2014 4:23 PM

    Some of these comments are laughable! Lambeau has always been sold out and this will be a sellout. When the season ticket holders had to decide to purchase playoff tickets (they are pre purchased around week 12) there was only a 5% chance they would make the playoffs, hence many of them didn’t get them. All you bears vikings and lions trolls can go back to making your weekend plans, since I know you have time on your hands now that the regular season is over!

  28. vincentbojackson says: Jan 1, 2014 4:24 PM

    Unreal.

    Never heard of a team that can’t sell out a playoff game. So far we’re looking at 3 teams that won’t be able to watch their game in their home market.

    It would seem Packers, Bengals, and Colts fans already know their team’s playoff runs will be short ones.

  29. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:25 PM

    @THEWANNABEsmartestpackerfan

    How many times must I call you out for using a Bear joke as a Packers one. Your citing of the DeLorian is much funnier when referencing the Bears…..Keep going back to 1985.

    If you are going to try to insult the Packers, at least don’t rip off others’ ideas.

  30. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:27 PM

    You know fans of other teams are jealous when they resort to trolling by imitating another team’s fan base.

  31. packmangamble says: Jan 1, 2014 4:28 PM

    92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    Haha packers could have a blackout in a playoff game. PLAYOFFS! haha! I hope they do! Seems the packers might be hapless and tasteless if they are gonna have a blackout in a playoff game!

    ——————————–

    And when is your team playing this weekend? Oh, that’s right your team is not in the playoffs! They’re off polishing their Super Bowl trophy case. Oh, I’m sorry, they don’t have one of those either. Keep dreaming!

  32. rgledz says: Jan 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    Maybe one of the big corporations like 3M or General Mills or Pillsbury or Best Buy will buy the tickets……..oh ya, it’s Wisconsin. Maybe all of the bars and liquor stores in Green Bay can chip in. That’s as close as they get to a big corporation in Trailertown.

  33. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:32 PM

    High class problems.

  34. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:32 PM

    @packmangamble

    The Vikings should be grateful that they don’t have any trophies, makes their move easier. The did win a lot of playoff games with PED, I mean AP. Oh wait, they only have one playoff win with him.

  35. contra74 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:33 PM

    packmangamble says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:28 PM
    92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    Haha packers could have a blackout in a playoff game. PLAYOFFS! haha! I hope they do! Seems the packers might be hapless and tasteless if they are gonna have a blackout in a playoff game!

    ——————————–

    And when is your team playing this weekend? Oh, that’s right your team is not in the playoffs! They’re off polishing their Super Bowl trophy case. Oh, I’m sorry, they don’t have one of those either. Keep dreaming!
    —-/
    Ok you had your laugh now let’s see if it changed your blackout situation. Nope. Packer fanbase is sorry!

  36. leatherface2012 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:34 PM

    El Pollo Loco says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:02 PM
    The games sunday and today is Wednesday.Dont worry your pretty little heads about the game selling out

    deadline is thursday afternoon

  37. 1rockyracoon says: Jan 1, 2014 4:34 PM

    What does one do in Green Bay besides go to Packers’ games? Is there some sort of cheese festival on Sunday?

  38. contra74 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:35 PM

    roadbiscuit says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:06 PM
    $200 to sit in 0 degrees with a -20 windchill is kind of tough for some fans right after Christmas.
    —-
    Some, yes. But what about the 80k waiting list that would sell their first born to move up 100 in the list? Shouldn’t they be tripping over themselves to each a playoff game ?

  39. toybkshr says: Jan 1, 2014 4:35 PM

    The Packers, Sponsor’s, and possibly the Network will buy enough at 34 cents on the dollar to preclude a blackout.

  40. eatitfanboy says: Jan 1, 2014 4:36 PM

    LOL- what happened to the 100 year waiting list?

    They can’t 8,500 people on the million man waiting list that want to go to a playoff game?

    MYTH BUSTED.

  41. jimbo75025 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:39 PM

    pingguy says: Jan 1, 2014 4:19 PM

    The Packers will buy up the remaining tickets if they have to.There won’t be a blackout.
    ——-
    I hope not, that would kill the stock dividend right?

  42. bobgb2000 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:44 PM

    My wife and I are on the waiting list and we never got a email about these tickets, maybe someone is not being honest……..

  43. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:47 PM

    @contra74 @eatitfanboy

    You should really learn the facts before making ignorant assumptions. Season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase playoff tix, it is not a must. So say you are out of the country over the holidays on vacation (not like you and your big trip to mall of america), you aren’t going to end your trip early.

    Many season ticket holders don’t live in the state (yes the Packers have a real fan base, not the inbred one in Minnesota) so they may not have scheduled a trip back. Especially in a down year (I know 8-7-1 would be a big season for the vikes).

  44. bobgb2000 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:47 PM

    And viking fans at least the Packers are in the playoffs……hahahahahaha..

  45. zach011 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:48 PM

    Eagles sold out the Linc in minutes. Why is it so hard for these other teams to sell out? Can’t blame it on weather Philly is just as cold.

  46. goldrush36 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:48 PM

    All you Vikes fans need to get over it. Im sure quite a few Niners fans and last sec pack fans will get those seats field. Ya’ll are sitting at home for the very long forseeable future. Yeah the postseason outlook may not be phenomenal for them but at least they even have one and next year they will be right back as a top 3 seed. While you still have pondscum as QB

  47. jayniner says: Jan 1, 2014 4:52 PM

    One of two things maybe:

    1) Sites like Stubhub.com are listing these tickets for $500.00-$991.00 per ticket. Maybe people are waiting until the last minute when these sites start freaking out that they won’t sell them, drop the price, and that’s when fans will scoop them up.

    2) Packers fans really don’t want to see the 49ers knock them out of the playoffs….again.

  48. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 4:53 PM

    As a Packer fan, your team is in it almost every year. The playoffs lose a bit of their luster. Whereas Vikings/Lions fans have teams that are consistent failures. Even making the playoffs is a reason for a state holiday.

  49. goldrush36 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:55 PM

    Btw since when is this even an issue? FOX and NBC will be airing these games nationally regardless. It’s not exactly like there’s 8-10 other games competing for airtime in those time slots

  50. rushbacker says: Jan 1, 2014 4:59 PM

    Regardless of what franchise was involved, how embarrassing would it be for the league to have one of their playoff games blacked out? Talk about a black eye. . .

  51. goldrush36 says: Jan 1, 2014 5:02 PM

    Ticketmaster still has tickets at face value. $112 for lower bowl. Anyone buying them from stubhub is a fool.

  52. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:03 PM

    Maybe Vikings fans will buy the tickets. This is a chance for them to see two NFL teams play each other. A little different than when a NFL team comes to play their JV team.

  53. vikefan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:03 PM

    @92nick182govikings @vikefan

    Did you guys pick up your tix for the Vikings’ playoff game?! How excited are you?!
    ———————————————————-
    yes I DO have seats, its called out of state on t.v. cause I cant get tix to cheer on the niners beating your meaningless .500 season one and done in the playoffs AGAIN & AT HOME. Pack fans are going to start having some serious deja vu issues with niners & giants real soon with their at home playoff losses every season :-)

  54. billsboy88 says: Jan 1, 2014 5:06 PM

    The almighty Packers are having a hard time selling out a playoff game. Yet any time no one wants to pay to see a meaningless Bills game everyone likes to blab on about moving the team or diss the fanbase, etc. This just goes to show that it can happen to any team out there. People would be falling over each other for tickets to a playoff game at the Ralph, its been so long since there was one…

  55. packerbacker12 says: Jan 1, 2014 5:10 PM

    “The sad thing is the weather would never stop Broncos, Patriots, Vikings, Cheifs, Cowboys, Bears, 49ers, Seahawks, or almost any other franchise from selling out a game. :(”

    Didn’t know that Viking fans had to worry about the weather when they go and see their pathetic team play in a DOME.

  56. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    packerbacker12 says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:10 PM
    “The sad thing is the weather would never stop Broncos, Patriots, Vikings, Cheifs, Cowboys, Bears, 49ers, Seahawks, or almost any other franchise from selling out a game. :(”

    Didn’t know that Viking fans had to worry about the weather when they go and see their pathetic team play in a DOME.

    ——-

    Sadly my dear Packer brother, that what I thought as well, but in 2010 they played a game at TCF Bank, during a snowstorm and it was 5 degrees outside as well. Even the Vikings fans would be able to sellout this game sadly. :(

  57. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    boyddowler says:

    The fact of the matter is that it’s going to be pretty darn cold on Sunday, and the markup for playoff tickets from regular season is ca. $25.
    ______________________

    Wow a whole 25 bucks more than a regular season ticket ? And you can get them at face value ?

    Be happy you aren’t looking at a ticket agency doubling or tripling the face value.

  58. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:15 PM

    Also love Vikings fans talking about the Packers losing in the playoffs. At least the Packers can make it.

    The Packers are 4-1 in the Super Bowl. How bout those vikings?

  59. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 5:16 PM

    I only came on here to bash because every viking article I read there is always packer fans saying we are hapless and tasteless. That is just not the case here. We have one of the highest winning percentages in the NFL since 1961 and 25 playoff appearences since the merger, 3rd most in the NFL. the vikings are a great historic franchise just deal with it cheeseheads. We have a great divison in the NFC north probably the best all time.

  60. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:16 PM

    @vikefan

    It’s unfortunate that you cannot afford tickets.

    Speaking of deja vu, do you break into cold sweats during the Super Bowl? “Oh please, not again! The Vikings can’t keep losing every time.” And then you wake up from the 0-4 nightmare of ineptitude that his your team’s history.

  61. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:16 PM

    thesconnienation says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:25 PM
    @THEWANNABEsmartestpackerfan

    How many times must I call you out for using a Bear joke as a Packers one. Your citing of the DeLorian is much funnier when referencing the Bears…..Keep going back to 1985.

    If you are going to try to insult the Packers, at least don’t rip off others’ ideas.

    ——–

    I’m sorry my Packer brothern, you see as a Packer fan, ideas don’t come to me naturally. I mean our logo on our own helmets is a rip off of Georgia’s. I will try harder next time to think of a good joke. GO PACK GO!

  62. tigersfandan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:17 PM

    The blackout rule needs to go away. Maybe this will be the last straw.

  63. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:19 PM

    @WANNABEpacker fan

    You mean the 56K seat TCF in 5 degrees vs 80k seat Lambeau in -20 degrees?

    And of course the vikes would sell out. Playoffs are as good as it will ever get for your franchise. 0-4

  64. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:19 PM

    When do I see my profit for buying this $250 piece of paper? If own the team shouldn’t I see some profit? What a rip off. :(

  65. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:20 PM

    @WANNABEpackerfan

    Another failure for you.

    “the now iconic “G” helmet logo was first used by the Packers in 1961 (designed by equipment manager Dad Braiser). The University of Georgia began using the “G” helmet logo in 1964. Grambling University (Louisiana) began using the “G” helmet logo in the early 1980’s”

    *yawn*

  66. jayniner says: Jan 1, 2014 5:21 PM

    Ha Ha!

    Packers fan and Vikings fans are about as brutal to each other on this site as 49ers fans ans Seahawks fans are to each other.

    Except in our case with the Seahawks, we actually have been to the big game, and won…..5 times.

  67. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:22 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    When do I see my profit for buying this $250 piece of paper? If own the team shouldn’t I see some profit? What a rip off. :(

    ______________________________

    Maybe you and your fellow viking fans should be upset by the use of your tax dollars (well not your dollars, those with jobs) on the waste that will be your new stadium. Hoping to lure a NFL team to Minnesota?

  68. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:23 PM

    @jayniner

    It’s closer than you think. While the Vikings have been there 4 times, that have yet to win won. Maybe more laughable than the Seahawks.

  69. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:25 PM

    Do Viking fans see no value in education? The arguments you make would fail in a conversation with a toddler.

  70. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 5:25 PM

    Thesconnienation look up the vikings on wiki and you will see just how great a franchise we are. 25 playoff appearences since the merger. 3RD MOST IN THE NFL. WE HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGES SINCE ENTERING THE LEAGUE IN 1961! enough said.. greatness..historic!

  71. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:27 PM

    thesconnienation says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:22 PM
    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    When do I see my profit for buying this $250 piece of paper? If own the team shouldn’t I see some profit? What a rip off.

    ______________________________

    Maybe you and your fellow viking fans should be upset by the use of your tax dollars (well not your dollars, those with jobs) on the waste that will be your new stadium. Hoping to lure a NFL team to Minnesota?

    ————————————————

    First off I’m a Packer fan, die hard like 95% of us since 2010, all I’m saying is saying that I can own part of the team for $250 and not see profit is fraud. I would prefer the Minny way because atleast than I would have this pointless sense of worth for “owning” an NFL Franchise.

  72. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    @92nick182govikings

    What you just proved is that the Vikings have a high rate of failure in big games.

    Thanks for the help!

  73. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    thesconnienation says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:25 PM
    Do Viking fans see no value in education? The arguments you make would fail in a conversation with a toddler.

    ————————————

    Bro, we as Packer fans, most with at the highest a highschool education shouldn’t be taking smack Viking fans about having an education. It is like Vikings fans bragging about Super Bowl titles.

  74. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 1, 2014 5:32 PM

    thesconnienation says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:25 PM
    Do Viking fans see no value in education? The arguments you make would fail in a conversation with a toddler.

    ———————–

    To also add to this my fellow Packer lover, you forget the Packer way.

    Packer Laws of the World

    1. Never argue with logic, just say 4 super bowls and walk away

    2. Rodgers is your best thing in your life

    3. Buy worthless $250 stock

    4. GO PACK GO

  75. herlies says: Jan 1, 2014 5:35 PM

    Can’t blame them.

    A high of 8 degrees? I wouldn’t go to that game for free.

  76. jerrysshadescleaner says: Jan 1, 2014 5:36 PM

    Can’t sell tickets like a real team like Carolina

  77. thesconnienation says: Jan 1, 2014 5:39 PM

    jerrysshadescleaner says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:36 PM
    Can’t sell tickets like a real team like Carolina

    __________________________________

    Of course your team sold tix quickly. The Packers go so often that it isn’t nearly as special for their fans.

    Good luck this year, Cam is a beast.

  78. asublimeday says: Jan 1, 2014 5:47 PM

    Broke hicks.

  79. conormacleod says: Jan 1, 2014 6:01 PM

    Not to worry, it’s only Mon…it’s only Tues…it’s only Weds…it’s already Thursday?!

    Are you telling me that all 150,000 “owners” and fake waiting list “fans” already have their tickets?! How big is that stadium?!

    Embarrassing.

  80. ianijm says: Jan 1, 2014 6:03 PM

    Wow the almighty Packers fan base won’t sell out a playoff game?? I can’t believe it … all I ever hear about is how they’re the best fans in sports! How is this possible? I’m shocked.

    *cough* FRAUDS! *cough*

  81. JSpicoli says: Jan 1, 2014 6:06 PM

    Recession and greedy league.

    TIA

  82. vikefan says: Jan 1, 2014 6:08 PM

    @vikefan

    It’s unfortunate that you cannot afford tickets.

    Speaking of deja vu, do you break into cold sweats during the Super Bowl? “Oh please, not again! The Vikings can’t keep losing every time.” And then you wake up from the 0-4 nightmare of ineptitude that his your team’s history.
    ———————————————————
    YOU are so correct, my current spot as a season ticket holder of 15 years does not afford me to afford season tickets!! your Schlitz/grain belt ESP powers are on the fritz buddy! next thing you will tell me im wasting $$ on season tix, guess what, like previous posters above, packers arguments hold no logic, kinda like $250 tp, but I got 2 big packs in my home if you wanna buy it, i’ll give ya a great deal of $2.50/sheet instead of $250

  83. mn1288 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:09 PM

    Contra and Smartest – you guys must have a ton of free time to post dozens of times on a Packers playoff article. Guess there aren’t any Viking ones? Slow times here in MN with the Vikings failing, again, and the Wild choking it away as well.

    Can’t wait for late season Pack Vikes at TCF filled with Packer fans.

  84. conormacleod says: Jan 1, 2014 6:15 PM

    What’s worse, not watching your team in playoffs because they didn’t make it, or not watching because it’s blacked out? I would say the latter (that means the second one Packer fans). Not to worry, you can read about the loss right here on this website.

  85. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 1, 2014 6:15 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:16 PM
    The sad thing is the weather would never stop Broncos, Patriots, Vikings, Cheifs, Cowboys, Bears, 49ers, Seahawks, or almost any other franchise from selling out a game. :(
    **********
    Vikings play in a domed stadium, Cowboys, pretty much close to a full domed stadium. The 9ers? The last time anything close to a possible blizzard there was before humans set foot in what is now California.

    That being said. Not sure why these seats are not completely sold out within 3 hours at most. Packer fans cannot use the ‘best fans in the NFL if it takes them more the a full day at the least to sell out a playoff game.

  86. stevent92 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    Guaranteed San Fran bought-up a large portion of the seats already. Would be real justice if they bought the last 8k too.

  87. aldante66 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:22 PM

    Just reading that the problem lies in the Packer Org. changing playoff ticket plan. Instead of season ticket holders getting refunds if they purchased playoffs tickets and no playoffs, this year that amount goes towards next years season tickets. In other words your giving the Packers your money 8 months in advance and they get the interest on it.
    Thousands balked at that option, not wanting to pay for next years tickets now.

  88. shlort says: Jan 1, 2014 6:23 PM

    LOL @ clowns getting in digs. The game will sell out and then you will all have to sit and hope Green Bay loses. The same people were the same way back in 2010 when Green Bay won it all.

    “You won’t beat Philly at the Linc. Vick is going to throw for 6 TDs and embarass Green Bay.”

    “Good Luck beating the number 1 seed Falcons in the Georgia Dome. Ryan is going to scortch the packers secondary.”

    “Bears have this. it is Soldier field and Chicago is hot”

    “The Steelers D is going to shut Rodgers down and Green Bay can’t win passing the ball”.

    It is all about jealousy. Green Bay wins a lot of games and has for quite a few years now. Haters have to kick them when they are down and those opportunities are few and far between. Enjoy.

  89. bleedgreen1988 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:25 PM

    The article says every game this weekend besides the eagles and saints game, is in the same position. So not sure why people are only cutting up the coldest goddamn football atmosphere in the league. The colts are in a damn dome so that is more telling to me. This obviously shows people just dont enjoy watching the game live like we all used to. I am a diehard eaglr fan and i use to ho to every playoff game a frw years ago. But now i just dont feel like dealing with it all. Its never fun after losing a playoff game and sitting in traffic for 3 hours trying to leave the parking lot.

  90. aldante66 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:26 PM

    Season ticket holders got their Obamacare health plan notices and the money for the new insurance is going for that and not tickets.
    The NFL will be in big trouble next year. I see long time ticket holders option out due to the high costs of health care. Hey you can keep your plan and your doctor you just can’t keep your season tickets anymore.

  91. phillyphannnn83 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:39 PM

    This is sad

  92. judsonjr says: Jan 1, 2014 6:43 PM

    So where can these 8500 tickets be purchased?

    All the articles point to ticketmaster, which seems to show that only 2600 tickets are left.

  93. contra74 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:44 PM

    No matter what, if the game does sell out it will be because the 9er fans came to save the day . That’s it, packer fans are shameless.

  94. stellarperformance says: Jan 1, 2014 6:52 PM

    Much ado about nothing. They’ll get sold and I’ll be there, as usual. Cold conditions is a state-of-mind. The Packers had a new rule in place that required any pre-purchases that could not be used to be applied to next season. I always did that anyway, but a lot of people didn’t because Rodgers was out and the prospects for qualifying were less than 5%, so they didn’t order their tickets and the tickets went to the general public. Plus, the Packers do not allow block sales exceeding four tickets. That’s why other venues sold out already…to Ticketmaster, etc. Thank goodness the come from behind tie against Minnesota was the key difference maker that makes the post season possible. The best fan base in the NFL will light it up on Sunday and beat San Francisco under the most trying conditions possible. It would not have been possible if the Vikings hadn’t choked on a sure win against a fourth string QB. Stay Calm and Carry On.

  95. dgt178 says: Jan 1, 2014 6:59 PM

    ……’queenies……the absolute laughing stock of the NFL……leave it to these dolts to troll on a playoff forum…..we all know the ‘queenies can only hope for next year…..next year…..next year……etc………pitiful…..just pitiful……

  96. stellarperformance says: Jan 1, 2014 7:02 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jan 1, 2014 5:27 PM
    First off I’m a Packer fan, die hard like 95% of us since 2010, all I’m saying is saying that I can own part of the team for $250 and not see profit is fraud. I would prefer the Minny way because atleast than I would have this pointless sense of worth for “owning” an NFL Franchise.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    First off, you’re not a Packer fan…..you’re an internet Trojan Horse that can claim to be anything. But you’re also transparent and not very effective. Secondly, the Stock Certificate is a unique souvenir that can be enjoyed for 100 years. Your moth-eaten Randy Moss jersey hanging in the closet cost about the same and is a fake, a knock-off, it’s not real. And it’s worthless.

  97. theawkwardyears says: Jan 1, 2014 7:14 PM

    You guys are silly, this isnt Jacksonville… this is Sparta. Due to the improbability of us making the playoffs at the beginning of Rodgers absence the season ticket holders simply opted to not pay in advance for playoff season tickets. The game will be sold out before friday.

  98. iloveagoodnap says: Jan 1, 2014 7:19 PM

    Love how people call them fair weather fans when referencing lack of ticket sales for a playoff game they didn’t know they would be hosting until 730 Sunday. also love how people call it fair weather when it’s a playoff game. Definition of a contradiction.

  99. hansenbrothers says: Jan 1, 2014 7:25 PM

    Maybe if you could buy them at face value instead of twice the cost of face value they’d all be gone.

  100. dgt178 says: Jan 1, 2014 7:32 PM

    …by the way….thanks so much to the vikings for that tie game against the packer’s 4th string QB…..that 1/2 a game put the pack into the playoffs….you bunch of hapless DOLTS!!!!…..

  101. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 1, 2014 7:33 PM

    I’d love to go! Too bad I live 12 hours away. :/

  102. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 1, 2014 7:38 PM

    You people crack me up. Packers fans are just boycotting the NFL after last year’s Seattle game.

  103. trollha8er says: Jan 1, 2014 7:45 PM

    bobgb2000 says:
    Jan 1, 2014 4:44 PM
    My wife and I are on the waiting list and we never got a email about these tickets, maybe someone is not being honest……..

    Bobgb2000 –
    Are you sure they have your e-mail address on file??? I got 2 e-mails for both of my sons that are on the waiting list.

  104. duece5 says: Jan 1, 2014 7:53 PM

    Two days ago, packers fans said they would be sold out by Tuesday.

    It is now Wednesday…..what a joke of a franchise!

    Next time puke fans remind other fans of fair weatheredness, please bring up the fact that you can’t sell out a playoff game in your own holy grail.

    No, I am not laughing with you, I am laughing AT you.

    EMBARASSING!!!!!!!!!!

  105. jjh1982 says: Jan 1, 2014 8:03 PM

    You sure can tell there is nothing to do in Minnesota wow, I would love to go to this game just can’t afford it after X-mas maybe next year, see Vikings fans I can say that cause it happens year after year for the Packers but not so much for the Vikings embrace the suck and keep wishing for QB

  106. discosucs2005 says: Jan 1, 2014 8:14 PM

    If the weather is the culprit, does that make Packer backers literal fair weather fans?

  107. packfan0492 says: Jan 1, 2014 8:22 PM

    Why not let everyone get them for 34 cents on a dollar, instead of some corp. My money is them same color. Oh that’s right screw the little guy!!

  108. luigiboy12 says: Jan 2, 2014 8:14 AM

    The Packers now have the third largest stadium in the smallest market in the league. Their recent renovation added 7000 seats, ironically?

  109. uplate5301 says: Jan 2, 2014 3:08 PM

    If the game is blacked-out, it is only going to affect GB fans and maybe the Packers team. No team is going to be as inspired as they could-be if they can’t fill the stadium for a playoff game. I REALLY hope it doesn’t happen, even though it would work to the Niners’ advantage.

  110. nineball26 says: Jan 2, 2014 8:30 PM

    possibility if the tickets werent the price of a first born they would be sold out already..

    this league and its greed is a joke

    if you don’t buy all our high dollar tickets we wont let anyone watch the game

    petty sure the FCC and the feds need to step in on their little monopoly blackmail extortion racket they have going on over there..

    you know its WE THE PEOPLE that decide what’s aired and what’s not, when as well..

    we decide that by the officials we vote in so maybe we need to vote for someone who will square this little racket away FOR THE PEOPLE, not the ring leaders..

    on the other hand be a hoot if they don’t sell out and they end up beating the niners… lol… “dang I could have went to that game for $1400″

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