Green Bay Packers fans, it’s going to cost at least a couple more bucks to attend a game at Lambeau Field starting this fall. The Packers announced today that ticket prices for more than half of the seats in the lower bowl will go up by $2, while other tickets, depending on location, will increase by $5.
And for season ticket holders who were notified this week about the increase – well, you’ve got until March 28 to send in your money.
The new south end zone seats that have become available with the construction of the area will cost $82 (700 Level) and $89 (600 Level), while all other end zone seats (sections 100-108, 131-138, 303-312 and 340-354), which make up nearly half of the total number of seats in the lower bowl will rise $2 to $74.
Tickets from the 20‐yard line to the end zone (sections 109-114, 125-130, 314-320 and 332-338) will increase $5 to $85, and tickets between the 20-yard lines (sections 115-124 and 322-330) will increase $5 to $97.
Packers’ President Mark Murphy had this to say:
“These increases will keep us at about the league average in terms of ticket price, which is our goal. We want to be fair to the visiting teams in terms of shared revenue (visiting teams receive one-third of all ticket revenue), but also be as affordable as possible for you.
“This year, with the opening of the South End, we also wanted to ensure that the pricing for seats in the bowl was coordinated with the pricing for the new seating. We strive to provide value to all our ticket holders and are proud of the fact our gameday experience is consistently ranked first in the NFL. Ticket revenue also is an important resource in our effort to remain competitive in the NFL.”
According to the press briefing issued today by the Green Bay Packers PR department, comparative prices around NFC North for the 2012 season are as follows: the best sideline seat for the Bears was $175, Vikings $143 and the Lions $119.