Packers' games vs. Bears, Vikings remain hot ticket for fans

Richard Ryman
Green Bay Press Gazette
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GREEN BAY - As the Green Bay Packers continue their run to secure a playoff berth, the final three regular-season games take on a growing significance, and that's reflected in secondary market tickets prices — of two of the games.

Ticket demand for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field and the Dec. 23 game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis is down from previous weeks, but remains strong. Prices for the Dec 29 game against the Lions in Detroit are relatively low and remained unchanged.

The Packers enter the last three games with a 10-3 record, an excellent chance of making the playoffs and an outside chance at getting a opening-week bye.

The resurgent Bears are the first obstacle to that goal. The Packers defeated the defending NFC North champions 10-3 in the opening game of the season. The 7-6 Bears struggled at mid-season, but have righted themselves to win three consecutive games.

You don't need a playoff spot on the line to generate interest in a Bears-Packers game, but it doesn't hurt. The average lowest ticket price on Monday was $174, with lowest prices ranging from $149 to $198. 

"The demand for Bears at Packers is very good today (Monday), but, actually, it's been quite good for us for the last few weeks," said Dennis Garrity of Event USA in Ashwaubenon. "As for prices, they've remained, at least for us, pretty constant over the last week or so."

Sep 5, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers strong safety Adrian Amos (31) intercepts the football in the fourth quarter against Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

According to SeatGeek, the Bears game is the second most expensive game at Lambeau Field this year, after the Vikings game on Sept. 15. The average overall price for Sunday's game is $315, 22 percent higher than an average Packers ticket this year. Even so, the price of Bears tickets dropped 14 percent over the last two weeks.

Tickets for the Monday Night Football matchup with the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium remain strong, although the average lowest price was $266, down from $297 last week. Prices tend to drop as gametime approaches. 

The Vikings, at 9-4, trail the Packers by a game in the division. Normally, an away game on the day before Christmas Eve could limit the interest of visiting fans, but Minnesota is close enough to the majority of Packers fans that it's unlikely to discourage travel. 

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Vivid Seats estimates 19 percent of fans at the game will be Packers fans. Vivid Seats' Fan Forecast utilizes various data, including proprietary sales information, to project the makeup of the crowd. Nineteen percent is considered a healthy number for visiting fans.

Finally, the Packers will wrap up the season in Detroit. The average lowest ticket price for the Dec. 29 game has not changed in three weeks, holding at $74. That could change dramatically if the Packers' playoff hopes end up resting on the outcome of the game at Ford Field.

The 3-9-1 Lions have been without starting quarterback Matthew Stafford since mid-November. Stafford has an injured back and it would not be a surprise if he is held out for the remainder of the season. Even with him, the Lions were not a playoff-level team. The Packers defeated Detroit 23-22 earlier in the season.

Although the Packers have not yet clinched a playoff spot, interest in playoff tickets is growing.

"We are getting more and more inquiries regarding playoff tickets and playoff game packages," Garrity said. 

The Packers sold unclaimed playoff tickets, those not spoken for by season ticket holders, beginning Dec. 5. On secondary markets, the lowest-priced tickets are in the $145 to $150 range. Face value price of the least expensive playoff tickets is $120.

For our weekly look at Packers' tickets prices, we average the lowest ticket prices at eight secondary-market websites: Event USA, Green Bay Ticket ServiceNFL ExchangeStubHub, TickPick, Ticket KingSeatGeek and Vivid Seats. Note that ticket brokers can add fees on top of the prices listed here, so actual costs might be higher.  

Dec. 15, noon, Chicago Bears, Lambeau Field, Fox

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): $111-$142
  • Average lowest-cost seat: $174
  • Range of lowest-cost seat: $149-$198
  • Standing room only: $147 and up 

Dec. 23, 7:15 p.m., Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, Monday Night Football, ESPN

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): N/A
  • Average lowest-cost seat: $266
  • Range of lowest-cost seat: $212-$321

Dec. 29, noon, Detroit Lions, Ford Field, Fox

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): N/A
  • Average lowest-cost seat: $74 
  • Range of lowest-cost seat: $63-$89 

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