With the improbable victory of the Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears Sunday, the team didn’t waste time in announcing that playoff tickets will be available – 40,000 of them – starting this morning, Monday, Dec. 30.
In my best Jim Mora voice, I can only iterate this morning, “playoffs? playoffs?”
Yes, indeed. For most of us, the notion of a trip to the playoffs – where we know anything can happen – was a thought in that dreamy, misty corner of our brains. Considering the Packers didn’t get a win in November and won only two games over a 7-week span when starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers was out of the lineup, the notion that the Packers would have a shot at the playoffs was distant.
Enter the implosion of the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. Somehow we knew this was inevitable.
And with those implosions came the Green Bay Packers – as Tony Dungee calls them … the “most dangerous” team in the NFL.
Packers fans are hoping that is the case as they get a home playoff game next week against the San Francisco 49ers.
As we all know, the Packers will most likely head into that game as the underdog, but it’s the playoffs where anything can happen.
Below is the official announcement made by the Packers about the playoff tickets …
PACKERS PLAYOFF TICKETS TO GO ON SALE MONDAY
Purchase online through packers.com
Approximately 40,000 tickets for the NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers – to be played on either January 4 or 5 in Green Bay – will go on sale Monday, Dec. 30, the Packers announced Sunday evening.
Packers Green and Gold package season-ticket holders who had an email address on file with the ticket office as of Dec. 17 will receive the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Those ticket holders will receive an email this evening with details on how to purchase the tickets – online only – through Ticketmaster, with the exclusive sale opportunity occurring from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30. A maximum of four (4) per account can be purchased. Prices range from $102 to $125, depending on location. Ticket purchasers will be required to use Ticketmaster’s “print at home” feature to obtain their tickets.
Any remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public, beginning at 3 p.m., Monday. The general sale also will be through Ticketmaster, and in addition to online sales, the tickets may be purchased in person at Ticketmaster outlets. No phone orders will be transacted. A maximum of four (4) tickets per transaction can be purchased. Those purchasing tickets online will be required to use Ticketmaster’s “print at home” feature to obtain their tickets.
For the general public sale opportunity, a link to the Ticketmaster information can be found online at www.packers.com/tickets/
The available tickets are those that season-ticket holders elected not to purchase by the deadline earlier this month.