Only 8,944 tickets have been sold to Packers-Raiders preseason game in Winnipeg

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In 15 days, the Raiders host the Packers in Winnipeg. The fans won’t have to worry about lines at the bathrooms.

Via Carter Brooks of Game On Magazine in Winnipeg, only 8,944 tickets have been sold to the preseason game. That’s 27 percent of the 33,000-seat capacity at IG Field.

One of the problems could be the price point. Via Brooks, the cheapest ticket cost $191.50 Canadian. This equates to $143.70 in American dollars, under the current conversion rate.

And that’s a lot of money for a glorified scrimmage in full pads. Even if it’s the supposedly critical third preseason game.

42 responses to “Only 8,944 tickets have been sold to Packers-Raiders preseason game in Winnipeg

  1. Is anyone surprised by this? Who wants to pay that kind of money for preseason? It’s ridiculous

  2. We have a couple of idiots showing off their skills:
    1. Who was the genius that thought a pre season game in Winnipeg was going to have any juice?
    2. How can you charge $141 to watch this garbage?

  3. Raiders aren’t even a real football team… not surprised. Should have played at a local High School. Then you could fill most the seats with the students if you play the game on a school day.

  4. So a family of four would dish out just under $800 CDN for just the seats to go see second and third stringers and a bunch of guys who won’t even make the final roster?

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

  5. Canadians aren’t oblivious rubes. They know when they’re being gouged to go watch a meaningless practice game. The only reason anyone pays premium prices for pre-season games is because they are forced to if they want to be season ticket holders.

  6. I’m shocked they sold almost 9 thousand tickets at that price. Who is paying that kind of money to watch an exhibition game?

  7. Considering you can go to stub hub and get 4 tickets to the November 3rd game where the Raiders host the Lions for about $45 a piece, yeah what were they thinking with this kind of price point? Even the lower level corners are only going for $110! I don’t know how serious they got about it, but there was talk that this game could have been in Green Bay. Looks like that would have been a much better decision. You still would not have gotten a ton of takers at $150 a pop, but for a more reasonable price ($75-90), they probably could have pulled 50,000 without much trouble.

  8. As a fan of the game of the NFL but an anti fan of the corporate greed side of the NFL, I find this to be glorious. G-L-O-R-I ous.

  9. Who decided to set these ridiculous prices? I will be attending the Bears/Raiders game on London. Our tickets were £103 each (approx $125USD) and I thought that was bad enough!! They are decent seats, but not the most expensive.

    If the NFL are serious about expanding the game, they need to stop fleecing the fans! The prices to watch the game in the UK are very expensive. Throw in food and drink (priced at premium rates) and we’re looking at the short end of £500 as we need to fly in from Ireland.

    On the other hand – compared to the Winnipeg game, we might’ve got a bargain!

  10. I love the “blindfolded throwing darts at map” method the NFL used in picking the location of this game. Because who doesn’t think Winnipeg when you talk Packers-Raiders?

  11. Preseason tickets should be 5 bucks. Paying 140 dollars to see guys that most likely won’t make the team is a non-starter

  12. CFL football is a great game, and in several ways more challenging and complex than the increasingly watered down (and greedy) product of NFL.

    Twelve guys on defense, every man can be in motion before the snap, and only three downs to score or move the chains are the more significant differences.

  13. However, when you factor in the international exchange rate, that works out to 80,000 tickets in the U.S. with a population 10x greater than Canada. A stunning show of support for a meaningless pre season game.

  14. @itswhereyourmindisat, come on, that’s an insane exaggeration!

    No way have 28 people actually paid to see the Chargers game! Even when you include the field-level peanut vendors having to pay the first $100 of their sales it doesn’t reach 28.

  15. Practice? We’re talking about practice? blah… I’ll keep my $500+ and maybe take the family to go watch bowling. It will be more interesting then watching practice squad guys on a field.

  16. I am Canadian – I looked as it is a short drive. They wanted more money than it would cost to go and see a real game – not a pretend game. So they can kiss my butt and I will go watch a real game. I dont know who is responsible but it is a joke that they priced these tickets so high on ticketmaster et al.

  17. There’s got to be some young Canadien fans of American football that have been hearing about the “Raiders” and the “Packers” all their lives while growing up in places like Niverville, Pinawa, and Whitemouth. It’s great for them. Too bad it’s so pricey. Somebody got greedy. At least the Packers can check the box for playing on foreign soil!

  18. stellarperformance says:
    August 8, 2019 at 7:29 am
    There’s got to be some young Canadien fans of American football that have been hearing about the “Raiders” and the “Packers” all their lives while growing up in places like Niverville, Pinawa, and Whitemouth. It’s great for them. Too bad it’s so pricey. Somebody got greedy. At least the Packers can check the box for playing on foreign soil!
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    A preseason road game in Winnipeg? Your sense of entitlement shows no bounds.

  19. There’s got to be some young Canadien fans of American football that have been hearing about the “Raiders” and the “Packers” all their lives while growing up in places like Niverville, Pinawa, and Whitemouth.
    &____
    Doubtful. Most probably never even heard of Green Bay.

  20. Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 8, 2019 at 9:14 am
    A preseason road game in Winnipeg? Your sense of entitlement shows no bounds.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Accept it and move on, unless, of course, you enjoy being frustrated by things you can’t control. I suspect that to be the case.

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