Packers raise ticket prices for the ninth straight year

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Since their fans didn’t have to spring for playoff tickets last season, the Packers found another way to make up the revenue.

According to Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers have increased ticket prices for the 2018 season.

The prices go up $7 per seat per game in the regular season and $2 each for preseason games.

It’s the ninth straight year the prices have gone up at Lambeau Field, something the locals can usually handle since their team’s in the playoffs, a streak that stopped this year as soon as Aaron Rodgers was hurt.

52 responses to “Packers raise ticket prices for the ninth straight year

  1. The Packers were 11-5, nine years ago. Some notable starters included Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Gregg Jennings, AJ Hawk, and some rookie named Clay Matthews. Essentially, Green Bay is telling fans that the product they’re currently putting on the field is worth paying nine times more than seeing the product from 2009. Not a Packers fan, but I would be scratching my head.

  2. It’s long past the time for GB fans to give management a dose of reality. How about boycotting some of the games, you lemmings?

    I was stupid enough to buy a share of “stock” several years ago. Shame on me!

  3. wasn’t some clown ripping the Vikings just last week over this and claiming the packers would never raise tickets on their beloved fan base??? Hilarious.

    what is that phrase by P.T. Barnum again?

  4. It could be worse. You purples were forced to swallow 1.2 BILLION dollars to house your one-playoff-win-this-decade “dynasty.” And just think.. you get to do it all over gain in 15-20 years.

  5. 2nd largest venue in the NFL and not a bad seat in the house. (Don’t care if they’re aluminum bleachers or not)
    With a game day experience second to none.
    I’ve had the privilege to enjoy NFL football in a lot of stadiums throughout my years and it always amazes me how many of the smaller ones provide you with terrible/nosebleed views.
    And indoor football to watch an inferior product, please.
    Sad and ridiculous.

  6. You can do that when you have 103,000 peopl on the waiting list to get in the door. Unless indoor minnesota football.

  7. Essentially, Green Bay is telling fans that the product they’re currently putting on the field is worth paying nine times more than seeing the product from 2009.

    This is the worst example of math in the history of mankind.

  8. It’s really no big deal for Packer fans to pay a couple more dollars for tickets to a game. Packer fans tend to have a fair amount of disposable income due to not paying for things such as indoor plumbing, dental work and Student Loans.

  9. Essentially, Green Bay is telling fans that the product they’re currently putting on the field is worth paying nine times more than seeing the product from 2009
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    #mathskillz

  10. Vikings raise prices, its bad and gouging the fans.
    Packers do it, its ok.

    Packers fans logic in a nutshell. Why do we even bother arguing with these people again.

    Just wait until Rodgers is done playing and it goes back to the dark ages for them. Most of the packers fans on here aren’t old enough to know when the packers were the laughing stock of the league- it is going to be fun around here when those days come back again.

  11. 1. Fans tell everyone that this is GB’s year – check
    2. Fans say AR is the best QB in the league and deserves $30m/yr – check
    3. GB fails to get out of 1st rd or make playoffs – check
    4. GB raises ticket prices, again – check
    5. Go back to #1 – check

  12. I was stupid enough to buy a share of “stock” several years ago. Shame on me
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    I agree, if you thought that was anything more than a donation then shame on you. However, I think most packer fans realize exactly what they’re buying.

  13. Something every team does over time. And up until this year, they have made the playoffs like 9 straight years. There are teams with far less success who also raise their prices. Not saying they don’t already bring in enough cash, but to single them out seems like some bull crap to me.

  14. Anthony Berry says:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm
    robkeezy your math has some serious flaws in it.
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    I was wondering when someone was gonna catch that; whoops!

  15. Well the Cheeseheads will pay it. Any fan base that will pay hundreds of dollars for a piece of paper that says they are part owner will pay for anything when it comes to the Packers. If not there are people on a 20 year waiting list who will pay it. When is the NFL going to put a stop to the sham stock sale that the Packers are allowed to do. They can essentially print their own money and sell pieces of paper that they call stocks that are not worth any money and cannot be sold or transferred.

  16. Said it when the Lions raised their prices and will say it here: the issue should be how the Pack ticket prices compare to other teams. If they are simply raising prices to be within the NFL mean, they aren’t gouging anyone — that’s just the market. It obviously goes without saying that cheesers, like most die-hard fans, would pretty much swallow any increase whole without complaint.

  17. more and more expensive to sit on aluminum bleachers and watch a sub 500 team….
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    Still better than having my taxes raised to pay for an oversized apple store to house a team that’s never won a championship and that has a putrid history of embarrassing playoff losses. Still better than that.

  18. billtetley53 says:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Vikings raise prices, its bad and gouging the fans.
    Packers do it, its ok.

    Packers fans logic in a nutshell. Why do we even bother arguing with these people again.

    Just wait until Rodgers is done playing and it goes back to the dark ages for them. Most of the packers fans on here aren’t old enough to know when the packers were the laughing stock of the league- it is going to be fun around here when those days come back again.

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    You purples said the same thing throughout Favre’s entire GB tenure and as usual, the actual facts were wildly different than your delusions.

  19. The Waiting List for season tickets in Green Bay is over 130,000 deep and is the longest of any NFL team (wait time is approximately 30 years). This is nothing more than the Law of Supply and Demand in action. Get over it.

  20. purplepackerhater says:
    March 1, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I’d like to know what the final tally was when they put this price increase to a vote. Did anyone record the stockholder vote?

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    These issues are voted on by the Board of Directors, as is done with most large corporations. Hey, I get it, you’re salty about souvenir stock and a $7 price hike on tickets; in all honesty, I’d be salty too if I paid hundreds for a “legacy brick” in a disposable building and thousands for a PSL just to secure the privilege of watching a one-playoff-win-this-decade “dynasty.”

  21. Frazier28/7 says:
    March 1, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    you sure are sensitive today Cabbage

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    Me? Not at all. I was just trying to be understanding of your little purple pal’s Packer obsession. What exactly DID you people pay for those PSLs, anyways? I’m guessing it was a good deal more than the $7 that has the poor lad so weepy.

  22. Just tell me when they go on sale and where to send the chec.

    It’s worth it to see one of the most honored franchises in the history of the league at one of the finest venues in all of sports.

  23. We true Green Bay Packers fans will pay it with our own hard earned money to see our team play in Green Bay, WI. Gladly. We won’t think twice about it. Our choices are limited here.

  24. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    It could be worse. You purples were forced to swallow 1.2 BILLION dollars…
    ###########

    Would you please stop the ludicrous lying???

    Just because the stadium cost $1.2 BILLION dollars, doesn’t mean Minnesotan’s paid anywhere near that amount. The taxpayers contribution for the stadium was capped at $498 million, with the Vikings absorbing 100% of the balance.

    You might be surprised to learn that Green Bay, according to the Wall Street Journal, has the highest “taxpayer-subsidized sports stadium” in the country. Public per capita stadium cost of Lambeau Field is $1,114.

    Milwaukee was also in the top 10 – but they only had a per capita stadium cost of $468, but that includes both Miller Park and the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

    I know you won’t believe it, but here is the headline and the first line of the article – you can google it to verify:

    “Green Bay’s No.1 — in taxpayers paying for sports stadiums

    MADISON – Congratulations, Green Bay! Your beloved Packers failed to make the Big Game this season, but all is not lost. Your city is the Super Bowl champ in taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums per capita.”

  25. Frazier28/7 says:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    wasn’t some clown ripping the Vikings just last week over this and claiming the packers would never raise tickets on their beloved fan base??? Hilarious.
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    They raised prices nine years in a row. Not just a clown, an uninformed clown. But not sure I see the hilarity.

  26. pkrlvr says:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    I was stupid enough to buy a share of “stock” several years ago. Shame on me
    ——
    I agree, if you thought that was anything more than a donation then shame on you. However, I think most packer fans realize exactly what they’re buying.
    ——————-
    Then why do packer fans continue to brag about “owning a piece of the team” if most packer fans “know” what’s going on?
    I give you credit for at least posting the truth.
    Congratulations !

  27. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    March 1, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Vikings raise prices, its bad and gouging the fans.
    Packers do it, its ok.

    Packers fans logic in a nutshell. Why do we even bother arguing with these people again.

    Just wait until Rodgers is done playing and it goes back to the dark ages for them. Most of the packers fans on here aren’t old enough to know when the packers were the laughing stock of the league- it is going to be fun around here when those days come back again.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You purples said the same thing throughout Favre’s entire GB tenure and as usual, the actual facts were wildly different than your delusions.
    =============================================================
    Delusion is believing that you will have a THIRD HOF in a row. You know, because that happens all the time in the NFL……

  28. “Just because the stadium cost $1.2 BILLION dollars, doesn’t mean Minnesotan’s paid anywhere near that amount. The taxpayers contribution for the stadium was capped at $498 million, with the Vikings absorbing 100% of the balance.”

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    Zygi shifted his entire portion onto you, via those wonderful PSLs and other sordid affairs… and he’ll do it all over again in 15-20 years. I just hope they let you guys claim your “legacy” bricks before they implode the thing. Or not.

  29. billtetley53 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 10:02 am
    The Almighty Cabbage says:

    March 1, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Vikings raise prices, its bad and gouging the fans.
    Packers do it, its ok.

    Packers fans logic in a nutshell. Why do we even bother arguing with these people again.

    Just wait until Rodgers is done playing and it goes back to the dark ages for them. Most of the packers fans on here aren’t old enough to know when the packers were the laughing stock of the league- it is going to be fun around here when those days come back again.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You purples said the same thing throughout Favre’s entire GB tenure and as usual, the actual facts were wildly different than your delusions.
    =============================================================
    Delusion is believing that you will have a THIRD HOF in a row. You know, because that happens all the time in the NFL……

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Here’s the difference. Nobody’s hopping up and down, claiming they’ll have a third HOF QB in a row, whereas you purples have been hopping and crying about HOF QBs for 25 years now. Your delusion is well documented. That’s on you.

  30. “It looks expensive because it is expensive. And it’s expensive on the taxpayer’s dime. The Vikings’ new digs came with a bill of $1.1 billion, with Minnesotans on the hook for $678 million once all construction costs plus 30 years of interest payments are factored in. It’s a deal Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and his pals at the NFL accomplished via naked political extortion, warning Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton there would be “serious consequences” in the form of a Vikings exit to sunny Los Angeles if the state didn’t cough up the cash.”

  31. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    Zygi shifted his entire portion onto you, via those wonderful PSLs…
    #############

    The Vikings fans got a brand new state of the art stadium when the team charged PSL.

    When the Packers simply did a $295,000,000 renovatuib if Lambeau Field, they got $160,000,000 directly from the taxpayers and charged every season ticket holder a PSL of $2,000 per seat (with green and gold packages – that’s actually $4,000 per seat). Then they did the stock sale to fleece the Packer faithful even more – for a simple renovation.

    I paid a $500 PSL for each of my seats – and I get to attend ALL the games.

    So much for anything close to the truth coming from your fingers on a keyboard.

  32. Once again, you try to muddy the waters with nonsense and personal attacks. Nearly everyone in Minnesota understands Zygi paid nada and they’re not happy about it. If you choose to remain in denial, that’s on you. Quite frankly, I’d expect nothing less.

  33. This is a quintessential Packer thread. They point at others who used public taxes for funding then ignore the fact their stadium was also partially funded with public taxes. It fits right in with their belief they are better just because they cheer for the Packers.

  34. The Packers argued that the tax was needed to help the team remain competitive in the National Football League by providing more off-field sources of income, such as a year-round atrium, Pro Shop and restaurant.
    “………….that and 22 years of mostly on-field success — including two Super Bowl victories — revived the Packers’ reputation as one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, which translated into more income through visitors to the stadium, merchandise sales and sponsorships. The Packers have sold out every game for decades and have more than 100,000 people on their season-ticket waiting list.

    The purpose of the tax seems to have worked. The Packers since renovated Lambeau Field yet again, adding 8,000 seats, new high-definition scoreboards, a new Pro Shop, new gates and other amenities, and a new Packers Hall of Fame and Atrium restaurant scheduled to open this summer. The cost of those projects was $312 million……… which the Packers paid for without public money……….which the Packers paid for without public money……….which the Packers paid for without public money.”

  35. The NFL has completely lost touch with reality! If anything the fan boycott has exposed or at least caused fans to think about salaries in the NFL and the cost of attending games. Multi-million dollars salaries are being handed out like candy at a summer parade. Let’s just start with Goodell’s salary. How the hell can anyone justify someone being paid several thousand dollars an hour? These people act like our government in that they don’t seem to have any concept of a million dollars. Meanwhile, it’s the “let them eat cake” attitude. Only upper-income people can afford to attend. So everybody else should be satisfied with TV coverage. At least, the Packers are giving fans a break. Improvements are made without PUBLIC MONEY!

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