The Green Bay Packers announced their annual increase in ticket prices on Thursday. It is the eighth year in a row they’ve jacked up prices and then spit out some PR garbage as the reason they’ve done so.
The increases are actually modest, but they’re increases nonetheless. Season ticket holders are getting hit with $7 increase per seat, per game. For the Green Package holders, who get six regular season games and one preseason contest, that’s a total increase of $49 per seat. Gold Package ticket holders, who get two regular-season games and one preseason game, will pay a total of $21 more per seat.
Please, make an excuse for your continued greed, Mark Murphy.
“We project this increase will place us just below the NFL average,” Murphy said in a brochure sent to season ticket holders. “This pricing model continues to assure an excellent value for the highly regarded gameday experience at Lambeau Field while also providing a fair visiting team share to our NFL partners.”
What do fans think? Not that old Ginger Gap Tooth gives a shit…
They think the Packers can stuff their price hike.
@packers I have no problem with you raising ticket prices, if needed. But raising them to appease other teams is disgraceful.
— Rob Roland (@UMNRolo) March 2, 2017
Wouldn't be an NFL off-season without the #Packers raising ticket prices!
— Neal Gosz (@neal_gosz) March 2, 2017
Packers announce ticket price increase for 2017 season @WBAY
What BS!! Spend some damn $$$ then in Free Agency! https://t.co/8JA6LPFBLe
— Kurt VandenHouten (@kvhout1974) March 2, 2017
That last one is my favorite.
Well, most the season ticket holders sell the tickets anyway and make a profit. Where it hurts is the common fan trying to go to a game. Which is why I go to maybe one game a year. Supply and demand market
There goes that team owned by the people. Really?
Every year they report and chortle about huge profits. Yet… apparently they want more. The huge profits are not shared with the stockholders because Packer stock is one of the biggest most obvious cheat scams known to mankind. It goes like this: “You people of Wisconsin, buy these pieces of paper for exorbitant amounts. In return you get… nothing but shame at having been duped. Also, we will use our huge profits in shady real estate deals that profit us, the already rich, and we will slowly buy all of Green Bay. But then we will let you rent from us… for exorbitant rental rates. Oh, and I know you were worried we would use these huge profits to get you a nice stadium. (chuckle) You know, seeings as we have the worst stadium in the NFL, one that many college teams would be ashamed to play in. But, ah, (chuckle) we got you guys convinced the stadium there is a “classic”. So no need to replace it! No worries!”
Jesus dude you are dumb. Has it ever occurred to you they are a business, just like any other NFL franchise. They have a lot of expenses, and have been spending a lot of money on the area around Lambeau to “improve the experience.” Plus I am sure they have a rainy day fund, pay insurance, ect. Anyone that deludes themselves into thinking that the packers are for the people, are idiots. If you want to think about people being taken advantage of, look at large universities and their football programs
Let’s give the Packers Brass a break. And let’s not question Mark Murphy. Let’s not question anyone from the Packers, because it’s out of line and besides that, it’s just plain rude.
Don’t they provide you with a playoff team every season? That JUST doesn’t happen magically people!! It entails a lot of hard work, and long grueling hours of burning the midnight oil from Ted, Mark, Mike. Some of you people act like they just sit around with their feet up. In my best Anthony Jezelnik voice -“If it was easy getting into the playoffs every year…EVERYONE WOULD BE DOING IT!!”
And don’t hand me this shit about it’s easy when you had 2 HOF QB’s the last 26 years. QB’s don’t win you games. Team Presidents, Team GM’s, the Head coach. They win games. It’s about G D time we give credit to the hardworking braintrust of the Green Bay Packers.
And one more mofo thing. They raise ticket prices, boo hoo hoo. You think that snowslide is gonna build itself? What happens when we don’t have enough snow for the kids to sled down it? You think trucking in snow is free? Jesus people!!!….THINK!!
Lets all try to be more appreciative of the success that MM, TT, MM have brought this team. Maybe send them gift cards, cash, a present on their B-Day or X-Mas. maybe even just a simple THANK YOU card. We are the Packer family. Lets try to act like it!
I hope this message has reached all of you, as i don’t want to have to come back in here and be the calm voice of reason i usually am.