This day in Green Bay Packers history: Last Packers non-sellout?

The Green Bay Packers have enjoyed nearly 400 straight games that have been sold out. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

According to Wikipedia, the last time the Green Bay Packers have had a game that did not sell out was on the 22nd of November in 1959.

Yes I realize that Wikipedia might not be the most credible site, so I spent close to an hour culling through various websites in an attempt to find if this was the correct date.

I was met with interesting results. In the various sites I checked, and different articles I read, I found that no one had an exact date. There wasn’t a single site that held the same date as Wikipedia, as the last Packers non-sellout. In fact, I repeatedly read articles from writers saying that they, too, could not find the exact date.

In an article written by Doug Russell of onmilwaukee.com, Russell writes that the last non-sellout game in Green Bay Packers history could be as far back as the Packers final game of the 1958 season.

According to thesportmarket.biz, the Packers had a streak of 374 consecutive sellouts as of March 2012, so add the eight home games of the 2012 season and the five home games of this season, and the streak comes to 387.

While this may be an impressive streak, what may be more impressive is the fact that the Packers have been selling out home games for so long that no one remembers the last time they didn’t have a sellout game.

Topics: Green Bay Packers

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