More than 80 percent of Lambeau Field season-ticket holders opted out

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Only one Packers player opted out for 2020. Far more Packers fans than that did.

Packers CEO Mark Murphy said in an interview posted at the team’s official website that more than 80 percent of Lambeau Field season-ticket holders opted out for 2020, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Murphy linked that lack of interest to his decision to play the first two home games in one of the most revered stadiums in all of football without spectators present.

“The fact that that high a percentage of our fans were not comfortable coming to games was a factor that weighed into my thinking,” Murphy said.

With a six-figure waiting list, there’s a good chance that plenty of fans would decide to assume the risks associated with the pandemic in order to finally go to a Packers game with face-value tickets. Murphy decided not to roll the dice when it comes to the broader best interests place the Packers call home.

“Obviously here in Green Bay, we know how much our home games mean to the local economy and to the local community,” Murphy said. “But at the end of the day the most important thing was protecting the health and safety of our community and our fans.”

With a Week Five bye and four of the team’s first six games on the road, the Packers would first have fans present when the Vikings visit on November 1. Green Bay also has home games on November 15 (Jaguars), November 29 (Bears), December 6 (Eagles), December 21 or 22 (Panthers), and December 27 (Titans).

8 responses to “More than 80 percent of Lambeau Field season-ticket holders opted out

  1. The reason for the opt out is soley bssed on if there would be seats available for season ticket holders. Most of us Packer fans, like most major league sports fans, are ready to get back in full stadiums with the precautions that make each of us personally feel comfortable.

  2. I still say; fill the place to capacity with nothing but voluntary anti-maskers and wait two weeks. We’ll know soon enough if it’s a hoax or not, right? Win-win.

  3. stellarperformance says:
    August 16, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    I still say; fill the place to capacity with nothing but voluntary anti-maskers and wait two weeks. We’ll know soon enough if it’s a hoax or not, right? Win-win.

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    win-win until some idiot spreads the virus. Still, I’m not saying you’re wrong…

  4. Over 80%, well I guess there is something that Packers fan value more than football,

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PATRIOTISM<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    You think all of them opt'ed out because of COVID, well I dare you to ask them because you'll really find out just how wrong you are!

  5. NFL season ticket holder for over 22 years and I opted out as well. It was purely a financial move as I was not willing to accept risk of resale. I let the NFL bare that risk with no penalty.

  6. HagemeisterPark says:
    August 16, 2020 at 11:33 am
    The reason for the opt out is soley bssed on if there would be seats available for season ticket holders. Most of us Packer fans, like most major league sports fans, are ready to get back in full stadiums with the precautions that make each of us personally feel comfortable.

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    Do not speak for me! Its your type of ideology and mentality that’s keeping us from the norm. This virus doesn’t care about precautions, handwashing, blah freaking blah. Look what Italy did, the US should have done the same. Total lock down. The reason why there’s hot spots now is those anti-maskers, those who wanted everything to go back to normal back in May, well now we are all paying the price. I’d rather lose a season of football to the virus than “force” a norm and kill a bunch of people. No we get a bunch of Karens and Men with man buns on their heads screaming like little man babies when asked to mask up.

    Gotta get our crap together before there is martial law to keep people outta the bars and streets. You think your rights are being infringed upon now? HA!

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