Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Want Green Bay Packers Season Tickets: Get in Line.

I am curious to find out whose name might have come up on the massive list that is the Packers Season tickets waiting list. I mean, we are talking about folks who put their name on the list 33 years ago! Think of how their lives have changed since then. They might have thought they'd get their tickets in a season or two and go get smashed with their buddies and watch Lynn Dickey at quarterback, but instead they have two kids in college, one planning a wedding and 200 friends looking to "take their Packers tickets off their hands" for a reasonable price. I can't imagine that feeling of each season, when the Packers ticket office sends out your updated spot on the list, watching your number get lower and lower. Imagine being #2!!! How fun!

That all said, prior to the last month or so, Green Bay Packer tickets are easily purchased through ticket brokers, ebay, craigslist or through a bar. This season they seem to have gotten a bit out of control. The least expensive ticket I found online for the Packers Vikings game on November 11 was $360 per ticket! I have been lucky enough to go to a number of games and I have never seen such prices. Experience has been, that prices will come down, but this season may be one to create new rules. If I had a dollar for the number of times I have heard Packers fans talking about, ssshhhhh, a February trip to Arizona!!

Check out Rick Reilly's Sports Illustrated column Be the 74,659th in Line, featuring the story of one of the 47 people who got a call from the Green Bay Packers ticket office at the beginning of this season.

1 comment:

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