The Green Bay Packers today announced plans for a price increase on stadium bowl tickets for the 2011 season. The increase has a range from $2 to $4, depending on the section in the stadium bowl.
Invoices being sent to season-ticket holders next week include a letter from Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy that discusses the increase.
"This increase keeps us at the League average in terms of ticket price among NFL teams, allows us to remain competitive financially with other clubs and continues to recognize the value of Lambeau Field's game‐day experience," Murphy said in the letter, with the latter point referring to Lambeau Field's high ranking by many media outlets.
Season tickets between the 20-yard lines (sections 115-124 and 322-330) will increase $4 to $87, other sideline seats (sections 109-114, 125-130, 314-320 and 332-338) will increase $3 to $76 and end-zone seats (sections 100-108, 131-138, 303-312 and 340-354) will increase $2 to $69. Payment is due in the Packers' ticket office March 31.
Comparatively speaking around the NFC North for the 2010 season, the best sideline seat for the Vikings was $143, the Bears $125, and the Lions $110.
Murphy also discussed in the letter the team's ticket refund plan for any 2011 preseason or regular-season games that are missed due to a work stoppage. The NFL initially announced the league-wide policy in November 2010.
"We expect the NFL will reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players, and so we are planning for the 2011 season," Murphy said. "However, if there is a disruption in our home schedule, we want you to know the Packers will refund season ticket holders the ticket price for any games not played. We also are prepared to pay interest on the price of a ticket if a game is missed or rescheduled. We will provide more details if the parties are still negotiating in July when you receive your season tickets."
Additionally, Lambeau Field suite tickets in 2011 also will increase $4 to $87. Lease rates for suites and club seat ticket prices are set per client contracts, with invoices to be mailed in the next week or so. Details pertaining to suite and club seat holders regarding contingencies for missed games will be included as well in the mailing.