Packers ticket prices drop after losses
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers ticket prices continue to drop after the team lost to the Detroit Lions Monday night.
“Unfortunately the trend is they’ve been losing a few games and they lost their MVP quarterback so prices have definitely dipped down quite considerably compared to the past couple years,” said Travis Loftus, with Ticket King.
The average price for a home game at Lambeau Field in the beginning of the season was about $200. Now tickets are averaging $120.
Loftus said the prices began to drop when Aaron Rodgers was hurt in Week 6.
“This is kind of unchartered territory for us. I know he got hurt in 2013 and broke his other collarbone and we saw two games were pretty soft and prices went down considerably. This is doing the same thing,” he said.
He said the team’s recent losses are making the prices continue to drop, and the lack of hype and hope in the team is something the ticket company is not used to seeing.
“In the last six years, I have never sold a regular season game ticket for less than face value, until last night’s game against Detroit,” said a Madison-area Packers fan.
“The market has tanked. Lots of them sell for 50% off face value,” said Jeff Durow, a ticket seller on Facebook.
The Packers are usually a good draw for NFL fans across the country, but other stadiums are also seeing lower ticket prices when the Packers are in town.
“Teams that aren’t very good, like the Cleveland Browns, I mean to start the year I remember seeing tickets out there for around $100. Now I see them out there for $40,” Loftus said.
When Rodgers first got hurt the prices dipped about 20 percent, but Loftus said they will continue to go down if the team keeps losing.
Ticket prices for the last home game against the Minnesota Vikings have stayed the same since the game is so close to the holidays.
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