Packers have 5,500 unsold tickets as they approach blackout deadline

Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) takes the field before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers are quickly approaching the blackout deadline with a number of unsold tickets.  While the game at Lambeau Field will most certainly be cold and television is great, this weather is not unusual for this time of year.  It is a little perplexing that the game is not sold out, considering the incredible waiting list they have for season tickets.

The Packers did not exactly storm into the playoffs at 8-7-1, but they have Aaron Rodgers back and healthy along with Eddie Lacy running the football.  There seems to be a sense that maybe the Packers are not going to do go far, which might be why fans are not as enthusiastic as maybe they normally would be, but the 6th seed in the playoffs has been able to win the Super Bowl in the past.  The Packers are not the only team having trouble selling out a playoff game, which is a concerning trend for the NFL.

Topics: Green Bay Packers

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  • Tyler Watkins

    The blackout rule is flat out ridiculous. Consumers already pay enormous monthly charges for cable and satellite services, often times for the ‘sports packages’. The NFL and its teams are absurd in thinking they can charge these type of prices and expect fans to pay them. *Note: Also the Packers are the 4th seed in the NFC, not the 6th seed.

  • TapDogsDad

    All you folks in Milwaukee should pitch on and buy tickets – even if you don’t go – just to ensure you can watch the game. Happily, I will have no problem out here in Nevada. Of course, I have to pay the big bucks for the “Sunday Ticket” so I can watch all the Packer Games.

    • Tyler Watkins

      I would but right now paying rent is a little bit more important. I wish I had money to chip in towards the game and still not go but tuition is far too expensive in 2014 – but that’s an entirely different gripe. :) I just hope sponsors, financially secure fans, and the greedy ownership buy the remaining tickets. I would be inconsolable if I missed this game.

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