Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

Surviving Sunday with no Packers football.

Surviving Sunday with no Packers Football

The wife and I had been planning to attend the Packers season opener against the 49ers, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, we had to change our plans.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Instead of going to the opener, we’re going to the #ThrowbackWeekend game against the Saints. I’ll get to meet Jersey Al and buy him a beer or 12, which is the least I can do to show my appreciation for his willingness to let my ramblings appear on this website.

My wife and I are not season ticket holders (obviously). We also don’t have family members or friends that are season ticket holders. When we want to go to a Packers game, we break out the checkbook and drop a good chunk of our paychecks on tickets from the secondary market.

Usually, we can find somewhat decent deals, paying anywhere from 25 to 75 percent over face value. Last year I managed to snag three tickets at face value for the Denver game, then re-sell the extra for a nice profit.

It’s still early, which means there’s a lot of time for prices to come down, but Packers tickets are obscenely expensive on the secondary market at the moment.

According to Tiqiq.com, a website that tracks ticket prices from various secondary market re-sellers, the current average lowest starting price for a Packers regular season home game is $201. The most expensive is the opener against the 49ers ($246) and the lowest is the Dec. 23 game against the Titans ($159).

It won’t cost you nearly as much to attend a Bears, Lions or Vikings game. The average lowest starting price for a game at Soldier Field is $141. At Ford Field it’s $57, and at the Metrodome it’s $29.

You can see the Vikings play the Jaguars, 49ers, Titans and Cardinals for $20 or less. You can see the Lions host the Rams, Vikings, Seahawks and Colts for $40 or less.

One thing I haven’t tried yet is scalping a Packers ticket outside the stadium on the day of the game. I buy scalper seats for most of the other sporting events I attend, but haven’t tried it for a Packers game yet.



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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.