Lambeau Field's newest addition to the south end zone. Brian Jopek photograph

Green Bay Packers fans: Are you still going to the game?


With the cost for a ticket to a Green Bay Packers game and the way the team is playing, would you still attend Sunday's game if given the chance?

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Just the other night my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas. As any good Packers fan would answer I said two tickets to the next Packers game. She thought I was joking (I would never joke about that).  So this Sunday, I will be watching the game from the comfort of my living room, or as I refer to it, the owner’s suite.

It did get me to thinking though, would the average Packers fan still go to a game, knowing that Aaron Rodgers would not be playing? Would they go to watch a team struggle through four quarters of football with the hope of winning?

It is a difficult question to answer. On one hand, being a fan means I support this team, win, lose or draw! Yet, when it comes to where I am going to spend my money, I want to make sure that I am getting the most bang for my buck.

It is also a dilemma that many fans have to ponder.  Right now I could get two tickets online for about $110. Good seats and I know that the atmosphere would be fun. That $110, however, does not cover the cost of gas, parking, food and anything extra. So by the time all is said and done, I am guessing (conservatively) that I am going to shell out about $250.

Is it worth it to watch my favorite team, minus my favorite player? Then again, with him out and the team playing poorly, there is a reason why the ticket prices have dropped dramatically.

Is the cost of a ticket without Aaron Rodgers at the helm worth the cost of admission? Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Is the cost of a ticket without Aaron Rodgers at the helm worth the cost of admission?
Raymond T. Rivard photograph

It then brings us back to the general question, with the current status of the team and all things considered, would you pay to go watch them play?

Before you answer though consider this, Lebron James is currently one of the best basketball players in the NBA, would you pay good money to go see the Miami Heat play the Milwaukee Bucks, knowing he would not be playing?

Let me know what you think and this Sunday I will continue to cheer from my owner’s suite, where there is no wait for the bathroom and the concession stand is all-you-can-eat and I do not have to pay an arm and a leg for a beer and a brat!



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  • Loren Baldwin

    I’d really like to be enjoying the game this Sunday from my warm and cozy owners suite also but I am forced to attend this crumby game vs the even worse Atlanta Falcons because nobody wants to buy my tickets! I can’t believe that in the mail I received a form to order playoff tickets…thanks TT!

  • Jeff Muetz

    jeez…I usually spend around 1300 to go see a game. Flight from Denver…rental car…hotel….meals. not to mention a couple of hundred to get a ticket between the 30s. If you live within driving distance I guess its a good deal. But without Aaron I dunno about spending major bucks like I normally would.

  • Brian Daniel Clawson

    This article makes me so sad it shouldnt matter who is playing quarterback these are the green bay packers and if you are a true fan you shouldnt care how good or bad they are doing I live in colorado and I would pay 1000 just to watch a preseason game in the 80s if I had the money.

    • Brian Daniel Clawson

      The money part I understand but it shouldnt matter who is on the field.

  • Jim Perry

    We will be heading up from Kansas City tomorrow for the Atlanta game. We make two trips a year no matter what the situations is with the team. That is what makes Packer fans Packer fans!