The Green Bay Packers again are finding it necessary to keep in step with the competition--the other 31 clubs in the National Football League.
As has been true since the Green and Gold entered the NFL in 1921, when Warren Harding occupied the White house, Packers tickets continue to be one of the best values throughout the league.
In order to remain competitive with their NFL rivals, however, the Packers need to increase ticket prices. They thus will raise prices by $4 per ticket in all sections for the 2003 season.
"We were in the bottom third of the league with our ticket prices and now we will be in the upper half overall," Ticket Director Mark Wagner explained, adding, "Without the increase this year -- and in light of all the increases being made by other teams -- we would have to make a more significant raise in the future to keep pace with the other clubs."
Season tickets between the 20-yard lines (sections 115-124 and 322-330) will now be priced at $63, end zone seats (sections 100-108, 131-138, 303-312 and 340-354) will cost $50 and other sideline seats (sections 109-114, 125-230, 314-320 and 332-338) will be $55.
Wagner noted that Packers fans will be seeing and enjoying more for their money upon arriving in Lambeau Field, since the stadium's three-year renovation project due to be completed by the time the Green and Gold make their home preseason debut against the Carolina Panthers in the 53rd annual Midwest Shrine game Friday night, August 22.
The additional elements will include new state-of-the-art scoreboards and a fully completed upper concourse and remodeled lower concourse, along with a brand new Packer Hall of Fame, an intriguing variety of new restaurants and entertainment options as "Lambeau" formally becomes a 365 day-a-year mecca.