The Green Bay Packers aren’t short on fans. The team may be embroiled in another stint of uncertainty regarding one beloved quarterback, and they may be lacking in recent silverware, but there’s one truth: Lambeau Field hasn’t lost its shine.
In fact, there’s been even more interest in season tickets lately. Across the US, sports betting markets have opened state by state. Today offers like FanDuel free bets are bringing betting culture to more and more fans. And doing something like live betting while attending a live game at Lambeau is on the bucket list for many.
But getting a ticket to a game, or even acquiring season tickets, is an art form. In fact, the Packers are known throughout the league for having one of the most sought-out season ticket pools in the NFL—and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.
2023 Packers Ticket Prices Increasing
This year, ticket prices are going up by quite a bit. Season tickets will increase by between $3 to $9 per game depending on where they’re located. Pre-season games will also be increased by up to $5. This means fans will have to pay more to attend the eight regular-season games scheduled for Lambeau Field later this year.
Though interesting, many fans might shrug at the increases in price. After all, it’s not necessarily the price that prevents people from attending games. Instead, it’s that fifty-year waiting list.
The Official Transfer Policy
Clearly, Packers fans who are able to finally get their hands on season tickets aren’t going to want to share that privilege. In fact, it’s become such a contentious issue for partners who are separating that the Packers officially created a transfer policy around season tickets.
The policy states that upon separation or divorce, couples who purchased season tickets together can transfer these to one or both parties. On the flip side of that coin, the transfer policy also corresponds to family members—and there have always been rumors that some sham marriages took place just so that someone could legally transfer their season tickets.
In fact, this transfer policy remains at the heart of the demand for season tickets. Because season tickets can be transferred, they can essentially be passed down. That means that around 98% of Packers fans keep their season tickets each year, leading to a very small number of new ones being awarded.
Will that change with this year’s price boost? For now, it’s too soon to tell—though any Packers fan would likely argue they’ll hold on to their tickets.