With the Lambeau Field renovation project just a year away from completion, Brown County residents have an opportunity to purchase individual game tickets for the 2003 season through a computerized random draw system. On Saturday, October 12th, residents can sign up to be included in the ticket drawing, which will be held in spring of 2003.
"We promised to make 4,000 seats per game available to Brown County residents who do not have season tickets," said Packers President Bob Harlan. "Now that we're a year away from our official re-opening, we want to provide additional opportunities for residents to register for the ticket lottery. It's great to be able to do this and it's a way of saying thanks to our fans for supporting our efforts to expand and improve Lambeau Field."
The registration will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2002 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Lambeau Field's Titletown Atrium. (Next to the Packers' Pro Shop. Use the Miller Brewing gate at the front entrance to the Atrium. Free parking is available in the Oneida Street lot.)
Eligibility requirements for registration include:
Each applicant must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Brown County.
- Each applicant must have two forms of identification: (1) a valid Wisconsin driver's license or a Wisconsin I.D. and (2) a second proof of Brown County residency (such as a phone, credit card or utility bill which is billed to the applicant's residential address of record).
- Each applicant may only register for single-game tickets once (those who previously registered should not register again).
- Each winning household will be limited to purchasing four tickets for one randomly selected scheduled home game, with selection determined by a computer-generated process.
Those not eligible to register include:
Packers season ticket holders and their spouses.
- Owners and/or partners with a controlling interest in companies or entities that hold season tickets.
- Full-time employees of Packers and their immediate families and householders.
In the spring of 2003, registered names will be drawn at random by a computer. Those selected will receive an invoice for four tickets, with a payment due date. "This is the fairest way to allocate the tickets," Wagner said.
The Packers had more than 11,000 individuals and families sign up three years before the grand opening (during previous registrations); that's about 10% of the households in the county. "We are very pleased with the numbers we have so far, and believe a lot more people will be signing up now that they see the progress we're making at Lambeau," added Wagner. "There's great excitement about the team and the facility." It is important to note that Brown County residents who previously registered for the ticket drawing do not have to re-register. Their names remain on file. "They only have to contact us if their address has changed since they registered," explained Wagner.
In summing up the Brown County ticket program, Harlan said, "We think there will be some very excited Brown County residents who may well be getting their first opportunity to actually see a game at Lambeau Field," said Harlan. "The Packers are thrilled to be able to do this for our local fans."