Leading up to this weekend’s Wild Card match up between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, reports surfaced that the game was in jeopardy of being blacked out. However, despite freezing temperatures, fans piled into Lambeau Field to witness an incredible game that went to the final second. Unfortunately for the Packers fans in attendance, their team lost.
But how did the cold weather affect the turnout for the game?
Apparently not at all.
According the BizJournals.com, the game brought in a record crowd of 77,525 for the Wild Card game.
This just goes to show that no matter how cold it is or how long it takes for the tickets to be sold that fans will be lining up to watch their favorite team participate in the NFL Playoffs.
Sure, the television experience of the NFL may be much greater than the in-stadium appearance, but that doesn’t stop fans from freezing their butts off as they fill up the stands. God bless those who were brave enough to go out in the elements.