Tickets go up $3, remain near NFL average


GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even after raising ticket prices $3 for all seats at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers believe they will still rank below the NFL average for ticket prices in 2014.

By increasing prices for the fifth straight season, face-value tickets in the main bowl of the 80,750-seat stadium will be as follows:

  • End zone seats: $77

  • South end zone (in the new 700 level): $85

  • Inside the 20-yard line: $88

  • South end zone (600 level): $92

  • Between the 20-yard lines: $100

  • Suites: $100

“Our goal for ticket pricing is to be just below the League average,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement. “With this increase, we project to rank 17th in average ticket price, which accomplishes the goal and maintains a fair visiting team contribution, as well. We’re confident our top-rated Lambeau Field experience remains a great value for [ticket holders].”

The Detroit Lions recently raised ticket prices by an average of 8.2 percent.

According to the Packers, their top seats will remain cheaper than all of their NFC North rivals, which charge $119 (Lions), $150 (Minnesota Vikings) and $190 (Chicago Bears) for the best sideline seats.

Also, as Murphy revealed earlier, the team said it anticipates offering a “pay as we play” ticket option for playoff games, meaning unlike last season season-ticket holders will have the payment applied only when a playoff game is certain to take place.