Cheapest Packers road game left: Lions
GREEN BAY - Packers fans' best chance — as in cheapest — of attending a Green Bay road game for the remainder of this season is Jan. 1 in Detroit.
The lowest-cost tickets for the Lions game on the secondary market start at $66, and average $72 based on a survey of SeatGeek, Vivid Seats, StubHub and NFL Ticket Exchange. It is the final game of the regular season for both teams.
After Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field, the Packers will be on the road for three consecutive weeks, at Tennessee on Nov. 13, Washington on Nov. 20 and Philadelphia on Nov. 28. They play at Chicago on Dec. 18 and Detroit on New Year's Day.
Games at Tennessee and Philadelphia each start at about $116, while Chicago's cheapest tickets average $111. The game at Washington averages $82. Those prices are for the least expensive non-standing-room-only tickets and do not include fees.
Prices are down about 10 percent for the Tennessee game, steady for the Redskins game and up 15 percent for the Eagles game, according to SeatGeek. Of the three, Packers fans seem most interested in going to Nashville. SeatGeek found that 18 percent of ticket purchases for the Titans game during the past month were from Wisconsin. About 2.5 percent of purchases for the Washington game and less than 2 percent for the Philadelphia game were from Wisconsin.
The Packers match-up is the most in-demand Titans home game of the season, said Chris Leyden of SeatGeek, probably because of all those Wisconsin purchases. At an average of $277 for all tickets, it far outpaces the next-largest average resale price, $141 for the Denver Broncos game on Dec. 11. Vivid Seats, which measures median price, came to the same result, with the Packers game at $359 and the Broncos game at $170.
The Packers have three home games after Sunday, against Houston on Dec. 4, Seattle on Dec. 11 and Minnesota on Christmas Eve. Prices for the Vikings game, which also could decide the NFC North winner, remain depressed, given the probable importance of the game. The Vikings lead the division with a 5-2 record. The Packers are 4-3.
Vivid Seats said the median price was $266, down from $270 in October. Only the Houston game, at $242 is lower. The average resale price, according to SeatGeek, is $213.
"Right now, it is actually looking like this will be one of the lower in-demand Vikings at Packers games that we have seen," said Leyden. "I imagine a lot of that has to do with the fact the game is on Christmas Eve."
It was at last year's game in Detroit that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to tight end Richard Rodgers with no time left to give Green Bay a 27-23 victory. The Lions are 4-4 this season and it's not impossible the Packers and Lions could be playing for the NFC North title if the Vikings, whose offensive coordinator resigned last week after a loss to the Bears, continue to slide.
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