In what is probably the least-surprising development of the day, the Green Bay Packers have announced they are once again raising ticket prices.
This has been a yearly occurrence for nine years running now. There was some speculation that since they had a losing season in 2017, there wouldn’t be a price hike. But no, that won’t happen as long as Ginger Gap Tooth is the loser running things.
Here’s a nice summary.
#Packers announce they're raising ticket prices for the ninth consecutive year. $7 across the board for bowl seats for regular-season games. #Packers went 7-9 in 2017 and missed the playoffs. Last time they missed the postseason (2008) was also the last time prices did not go up.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) March 1, 2018
That’s per-game increase. Preseason tickets were also increased $2 per game.
Without looking, I can already tell you what that Alfred E. Neuman lookalike said.
“We provide a great game day experience for fans and our ticket prices are still in the lower half of the league.”
What this logic fails to recognize is the fan base is probably also one of the least wealthy overall. A lot of fans are already priced out of the games — I hear this from regular fans all the time. Why don’t you go to a game? Because I can’t afford it.
I know people who live in Green Bay who can’t afford to take their family to a game. So think of all the extra crap people coming in from out of town have to pay for — hotel, meals, maybe a flight.
So, for the ninth year in a row, you can go and jam your price increase up your ass, Gingy.
Monty’s exactly right. The Packers justification every year is they basically say they’re just keeping pace with the rest of the league. Last time i checked, the rest of the league didn’t have fans handing them tens of millions of dollars every time they have a stock sale.
I didn’t like Murphy much before the “reassignment”. Or as i call it….his first day of actually doing his job. Then he spoke, and spoke some more. The more he spoke the more angst i had, like nails on a chalk board. I’ll have more on this for another day.
The higher the ticket prices, the more only wealthy out if towners can afford to attend’, and the more out of towners, the more hotel and restaurant and flight bookings.
Hotels and brew pubs in PACKERTOWN, LLC. real estate scams and $ 20.00 beers. A formula for failure but in 10 years there will be an MLS team filling the Get loud Lambeau bowl
Meanwhile in Atlanta 2 dollars can buy you any of the following:
For 3 dollars you can get:
Slice of pizza
Nachos with cheese
5 bucks for a beer
All that in a band new state of the art staduim. That means no metal-backless bleachers, that are either hot or cold to the touch. You probably even get arm rests, so just incase you’re less than 250lbs you still get the full 12 inches of ass space that you paid for.
They even throw in a defense, a competent head coach, a true # 1 WR, and some awsome running backs.
All you have to give up is Aaron Rodgers and the nostalgia…….I’m not quite ready to leave that behind, but Murphy and McCathy have made me closer than I ever thought possible.
How much are tickets to Falcons games? I just looked and they were more in 2017
It’s supply and demand folks. How long is the season ticket waiting list? I mean it sucks, I can only afford to go one game a year. Businesses don’t give a shit unless the profit margins start to decline. Sorry, the packers aren’t any different.
I prefer to stream games and avoid the “face painters”
That circus has gotten out of hand. The nostalgia is hanging on by a thread. Once Rodgers retires or leaves town, there won’t be much to show up for. It will probably be less to get a ticket on the second hand market when a hall of fame quarterback isn’t carrying the team to a winning regular season record.