Monday, July 29, 2013
Packers' cheap seats among NFL's costliest
By Rob Demovsky
The Green Bay Packers’ lengthy season-ticket waiting list is well known.
This year, when 3,800 people came off the waiting list as part of the Lambeau Field expansion project that increased capacity to 80,750, the team said the average length of time spent on the waiting list for those 3,800 was 30 years.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that data pulled by NFC West blogger Mike Sando. In a search of StubHub, Sando discovered that tickets to see the Packers are costly on the secondary market.
But just how costly?
As of Monday evening, tickets to five different games this season at Lambeau Field ranked among the highest prices in terms of the cheapest available tickets in the NFL. Packers’ games against the Redskins ($223 for the cheapest available ticket), Bears ($212), Eagles ($188), Browns ($177) and Vikings ($173) trailed only the Week 2 game between the 49ers and Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The cheapest available seat for the battle of NFC West favorites was $255.
Even a Packers’ road game -- Week 6 at Baltimore -- made the top 10, with the cheapest available seat for that game at $157.