Back in 2011, Packers President Mark Murphy hinted about the possibility of the Packers scheduling a game in Europe, most likely London. That didn’t happen last season and according to recent comments from Packers brass, it is unlikely to occur this season. But you can bet that Murphy, who drove the most recent Packers stock sale, wants to expand Green Bay’s marketing base as much as he can.
The Packers President has been careful, however, to emphasize that any game played outside of Lambeau must be a road game, and not a home game. Surely the Packers masses would go berserk if they were denied a home game.
According the Packers Stock Sale, the most Packer fans outside of the U.S. are in Canada. Canadians purchased 2,000 shares. Perhaps Murphy would consider moving the next Packers at Bills games to Toronto, but the Pack and Bills don’t meet again for at least a couple more years. Stock sales were not allowed for residents of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
London has been the preferred choice for NFL teams who play in Europe.
However using the Packer Bar finder on the Packers Everywhere website (http://www.packerseverywhere.com) the only Packer bar in the three major European Capitols of London, Berlin and Paris is in Paris.
I really expected to find one in Dublin or in Berlin. Guess I’ll have to persuade a bar owner in Berlin to register as one on my next trip there.
Where in Europe do you think the Packers should play?