Green Bay Packer Ticket
by Joel Jacobson
Mr. Jacobson is a Packer
fan, who grew up traumatized by seeing his father
wait for years on the infamous LIST and never get a ticket.
This motivated him to become a wise ticket hound who knows
how to get a Green Bay Packer Ticket.
Scoring your Green Bay Packer Ticket
Trying to get a Green Bay Packer ticket is kind of like winning
the lottery: it takes a bit of money and a lot of luck. Difficult
it may be, but it is not impossible.
There are several different ways in which you can acquire a
Green Bay Packer ticket or two. The first and probably the easiest
way is to know someone who has them. I have been to quite a few
games with buddies who had tickets, or were willing to sell them
to me to go to a game. Am I oversimplifying this a bit? Perhaps,
but it is an option. You'd be amazed just by networking around
others who enjoy Packer football how you'll be able to get to
know others, make new friends, and enjoy a game yourself.
Just taking a cute baby
to the stadium won't work
Another way you can get a hold of a Green Bay Packer ticket
is to look into using the paper. There are a lot of people who
can not attend EVERY single game. So this is where the wise ticket-hound
can sniff out some tickets. Look in the daily and Sunday papers
in the classified section under tickets. Either they are from
ticket agencies who buy blocks of tickets, or they are from individuals
selling their tickets because they can not make it to a particular
A lot of taverns, especially here in Wisconsin, have bus trips
which include the ride from the bar, beer, food, Green Bay Packer
ticket, and a ride home. They can be a lot of fun, and the best
part is you don't have to worry about driving home if you've had
too much to drink.
Just a quick word of caution here: don't get drunk and stupid
at a Packer game. You will loose your ticket (or the season ticket
holder will loose their Green Bay Packer ticket for good), you
look stupid, and you take away the enjoyment of the game for everyone
else. It's just not worth it.
Up until recently, scalping a Green Bay Packer ticket was only
legal in Ashwaubenon, which abuts the Lambeau campus. However,
scalping is now legal in all parts of the city and scalpers can
peddle their tickets wherever they choose for whatever price they
Here are some tips to avoid not being ripped off by scalpers:
Tips for avoiding counterfeit tickets:
- Hold the white side of a Packers ticket to the light, and
yellow or gold Gs should be visible (as seen above). These watermarks
cannot be reproduced by laser printers.
- Only buy from licensed brokers, or someone you know.
- Ask the seller to show you a photo ID, compare the photo and
physical description, write down the seller's name and address.
- If tickets are purchased days or weeks before the game, call
the Packers ticket office (920-496-5719) to verify the tickets
are not stolen.
There are many tours
available to those who don't mind paying a premium price for their
Green Bay Packer ticket. It's great camaraderie for all Packer
Fans, and gives people who have not had a chance to see a Packer
game the opportunity to do so.
Probably the least successful ways of getting Green Bay Packer
tickets is the good ol' (I should say, bad ol') waiting list.
The infamous LIST that anyone can sign up for at the Green Bay
Packer Ticket office has approximately 60,000 names on it. Yes,
that's 60,000, give or take 10 or 20,000 names. If your name should
get to the top, and occasionally names do, you will be eligible
to buy the seats that are available from Packer fans that have
passed away, or lost their tickets. There are people, like my
father for example, who have been on the list for some 20 or 30
some years. He will probably never get any tickets. Many people
hold on to them and pass them on from generation to generation.
It's a commodity, like a piece of real estate or a stock.
That's what makes the Green Bay Packers organization so unique