Dec 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Workers remove snow from the field before the game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

49ers vs. Packers expected to be one of coldest games in NFL history

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers still had over 8,500 tickets available for this Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers (a number that has reduced to 7,500 as of Thursday). There are a couple good reasons for that. First? The price. With the average ticket price nearly $250 dollars, it’s understandable why some fans aren’t exactly chomping at the bit to attend the game. Second? The weather. According to Business Insider, the playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers will be one of the coldest in NFL history:

The high on Sunday is going to be zero degrees, according to The game starts at 3:30 p.m. local time, so temperatures stand to dip even lower during the second half.

The low is -18.

According to BI, only six NFL games have ever been played in sub-zero temperatures – the coldest of course being the ‘Ice Bowl’ which took place in 1967. It dipped to -13 that day and while it’s not expected to reach such a low, it’s going to be well within that range.

Bundle up.

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