More than 500 fans stopped by Lambeau Field to turn in their 2003 season ticket payments before the deadline Thursday, but time remains for Brown County residents hoping to purchase individual game tickets.
Last month, 10,000 Brown County residents were awarded an opportunity to purchase four tickets to one of the Packers' 2003 home games. They had until May 5 to turn in their payment to secure tickets.
A supplemental drawing will soon be held to award tickets not purchased by the initial group of winners. And Brown County residents who have not yet signed up to be part of the drawing can still do so at the Packers ticket office, director of ticket operations Mark Wagner said Thursday.
"We've sent out a second mailing to those people who were not chosen the first round and we are still accepting names for those interested in becoming part of the drawing," Wagner said. "We'd love to get more people to come in and sign up. The more the merrier."
The Packers have set aside 4,000 tickets a game for Brown County residents, thanking the county for approving a half-cent sales tax that helped pay for the $295 million Lambeau Field renovation, which will be complete in time for the 2003 season.
Once all the single-game tickets have been secured, another computer-generated drawing will take place to assign each paid winner four randomly assigned seats (four adjacent seats, or two pairs in close proximity) to one randomly assigned preseason or regular season game.
The winners will be notified by mail regarding their game and seat assignment, and tickets will be mailed out prior to the first preseason home game, August 15.
The single-game seats are located throughout the 300 level of Lambeau Field and are priced at $50 each.
Those hoping to sign up for the drawing should go to the Lambeau Field ticket office with two forms of identification, including a photo ID.