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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