We all have watched the Green Bay Packers fall to the lowest of lows this past month; we’ve seen them lose to the Bears, the Eagles, the Giants and most disturbingly tie the Vikings and get demolished by the Lions.
Nobody has the answers – even head coach Mike McCarthy has said he’s not the Miracle Worker and simply stammers over his own words in trying to explain what’s going on.
Now, I’m not about to try to explain this newest news that the cost of Packers tickets have sunk to an all-time low, but there are probably several factors. Many fans have given up; they want to do their Christmas shopping early and are unloading their tickets; it’s going to be brutally cold for Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field; they have medical conditions and can’t sit in the December weather for that long.
Or the most logical: They don’t want to watch an Aaron Rodgers-less team anymore.
Whatever the reasons, it is what it is and if you’re a Packers fan who’s maybe never been to Lambeau Field because of the high cost – now’s your chance to scoop up tickets at the lowest price anybody’s seen in a long time.
According to Connor Gregoire of SeatGeek, “For the first time since we began monitoring the secondary ticket market in 2009, tickets to a Packers home game are available for less than face value.”
Some are selling for as little as $37. The average price being paid for tickets this week is $64, which is $11 cheaper than the average price of a preseason game ticket ($75).
Here are some other facts that Gregoire has found:
- This is the least demand we’ve ever seen for tickets to a Packers home game. For the first time since we began monitoring the secondary market in 2009, tickets to a game at Lambeau Field are available for less than face value, with some listed for as little as $37 per ticket. The face value of a ticket for this game ranges from $80 to $330.
- On average, fans this week have paid just $64 for a Packers-Falcons ticket. That’s less than the average resale price for the Packers’ preseason home game against the Seahawks back on Aug. 23 ($75 per ticket).
- Since Aaron Rodgers was injured against the Bears on Nov. 4, the average resale price for Packers tickets has dropped 38 percent from $216 to $135
- Prior to the injury, Green Bay’s average ticket price was fifth-highest in the NFL behind the Patriots, Bears, Broncos and Giants. Since Rodgers went down, it is just the 13th-highest in the league in back of a dozen teams including the Carolina Panthers ($136 per ticket).
- Only two games this week have drawn a lower average resale price than Packers-Falcons: Chiefs at Redskins ($53 per ticket) and tonight’s Texans at Jaguars game ($23). Among the NFL games in higher demand this week are Raiders at Jets ($85) and Rams at Cardinals ($77).
Clearly, it’s a buyers’ market and if you have the extra change in your pocket, now is the time to get tickets to Sunday’s game.
And who knows? Aaron Rodgers has NOT YET been ruled out of Sunday’s game … just sayin’ …