Fact: The Green Bay Packers are the only publicly owned pro sports team.
Fiction: This keeps the prices low at Lambeau Field for local fans.
Not only is this notion wishful thinking, it couldn’t be any farther from reality…
The real cost index for their fans in 2015 was $1529, 3rd highest among NFL teams.
The real cost ratio - that is, real cost index ÷ monthly income of 36.25%* - for Packers fans was in a league of its own, and is more than the average U.S. resident spends on rent.
* $1529 ÷ $4219 = 36.25%.
$4219 is based upon data from deptofnumbers.com
Parking. The cheapest secondary market cost of a Lambeau parking pass for the 2017 season averages $172.79. You can reserve a spot (tailgating allowed) for the Packers 2017 home opener vs. Seattle for just $50 right here.
You save: $122.79.
Tickets. As you can see, Titletown Tickets, a site that caters to Packers fans, trumps every other broker when it comes to cheap Green Bay Packers tickets:
|Stub Hub||Razor Gator||Vivid Seats||Ticket Liquidator||Coast to Coast||Ticket City||Gold Coast||Ticket Monster||Tick Pick||Ticket IQ||Seat Geek||Title Town|
|Sec.111 Row 25||$159||$184||$147||$147||$167||$187||$175||$162||$144||$157||$141||$125|
|Sec.123 Row 37||$171||$197||$159||$157||$180||$211||$189||$176||$155||$162||$152||$135|
|Sec.121 Row 35||$177||$180||$164||$164||$186||$171||$195||$181||$161||$167||$157||$140|
|Sec.121 Row 15||$189||$227||$175||$174||$199||$228||$209||$194||$172||$179||$168||$150|
|Ticket prices as of 12/10/2016 & include all fees (based upon a minimum of 2)|
You save: $16.50 (($141.50 - $125), or 11.7%.
Tailgate Party. If you’re not tailgating in the Lambeau parking lot, there’s 3 fan tailgate parties to choose from just outside the stadium: the standard ($30) & VIP ($55) packages are held at the Resch Center, while the intermediate version is at nearby D2’s Sports Pub (more info on all 3 here), which is what we’ll use for the price comparison.
For $40, you get unlimited brats, burgers, pizza, & chicken, as well as unlimited can beer & premium drinks. Unlimited! I’ve paid a lot more for a lot less, but for the purposes of this article, let’s give this a $60 value.
You save: $20.
Tours. There are not one, nor two, but 4 tiers of the Lambeau Field tour. The Classic Tour is $15 for adults. The Champion’s Tour, for an additional 4 bucks, lets you visit the - wait for it… South End Zone!!
Sarcasm aside, at $30, the Legendary Tour is the next level, and that gives you access to the “West Side of the stadium, including the press box”, plus the visiting team’s locker room. The top tier is called the Alumni Tour ($59), because your guide is a Packers alumni.
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The TTZ is a free tailgating area located in the East parking lot, and in addition to Packers alumni appearances, you also get 15 plasma screens, live music, raffles, and the chance to win pregame passes and game tickets.
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You save: $42.
Total savings: $201.29, or 66%.
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