There were some questions earlier this week as to why the Green Bay Packers were having such a difficult time selling seats to their NFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The first problem was likely price. With an average ticket costing upwards of $240 dollars, fans were balking at paying such an elevated price. But more likely, it was the weather.
Reports have suggested all week that the weather was supposed to be cruel – it was just a matter of how nasty Mother Nature would be.
As evidenced by the below picture, pretty damn nasty.
Taken by a stadium worker early Sunday morning, the photo shows the Lambeau Field bleachers literally frozen over with a mixture of ice and snow.
Only six NFL games have been played in sub-zero temperatures (pre-wind chill). Clearly, it’s likely we’ll be experiencing a seventh this evening as the game time temperature, which is expected to peak at 5 degrees will dip much further as the game progresses.
It’s possible, according to some reports, the game may be the coldest in NFL history with temperatures dropping to -50 with wind chill included.
Understandable why nobody is tailgating today.
Update: This picture is an old picture. Read more about it here.