Packers fans mostly staying home the next two weeks

Richard Ryman
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GREEN BAY - Traveling Green Bay Packers fans do not seem to be as enamored of upcoming games in Washington and Philadelphia as they were for last weekend's game in Nashville.

One might be tempted to think that's because of how poorly the Packers played Sunday, losing 47-25 to the Tennessee Titans and looking bad doing it, but ticket buying usually takes place well in advance of games. In either case, only 3.5 percent of ticket buyers for the Washington game and 1.2 percent of buyers for the Philadelphia game are from Wisconsin, according to secondary market broker Vivid Seats.

"It doesn't look like Packers fans are traveling for these games, likely because it's quite far for them and not divisional games," said Adam Clemence of Vivid Seats.

SeatGeek said 2 percent of its buyers for the Washington game were from Wisconsin, compared to 18 percent that bought tickets for the Tennessee game.

The Packers played in Washington in January, when they won 35-18, and the Philadelphia game is not helped by the fact it falls on Thanksgiving weekend. Also, it's hunting season in Wisconsin, and Philadelphia is not one of the friendlier venues in the NFL.

Both also are night games and the Eagles game is on Monday.

Tickets prices for Washington and Philadelphia are stable.

"I think any drop in price due to the struggles of the Packers has been counterbalanced by the increased demand locally that comes with the success of the Redskins," said Chris Leyden of SeatGeek. "The same can be said in Philadelphia, where prices have still held pretty steady."

Vivid Seats sets the median price for Washington at $179. The median price for Philadelphia is $307.

"Despite the Pack not playing well right now, they're typically going to drive up prices," Clemence said.

The Packers return to Lambeau Field on Dec. 4, when they host the Houston Texans. The median price for that game is $259, with a get-in price of $111.

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