There will be some happy Green Bay Packer fans in Brown County this week. That's because 10,000 Brown County residents who registered for an opportunity to purchase individual game tickets for the upcoming Packers season, are now being notified that their names were selected.
"This is truly an exciting event for the Packers organization and its fans," said President Bob Harlan. "When county residents approved using a half-cent sales tax to help pay for the renovation and expansion of Lambeau, we wanted to be sure we could do something for them in return. By allotting 4,000 tickets a game to area residents, it will give a lot of people an opportunity to see a game inside Lambeau for the first time and be a part of the incredible tradition and experience."
Approximately 12,200 county residents registered for the tickets during the past three years. The computer generated, random selection drawing was conducted at the Packers ticket office on Thursday, April 3, 2003. It was carried out under the supervision of accountants from Wipfli, Ullrich & Bertelson, LLP. Invoices are being mailed today (Monday, April 7, 2003) and residents should receive them within the next few days.
Those chosen now have an opportunity to purchase four tickets for one of the 2003 home games. Each person is receiving an invoice for four tickets to a yet-to-be-determined game for the 2003 season. The winners will have until May 5, 2003 to remit payment to secure tickets, which are priced at $50 each. A supplemental drawing will take place for the tickets not purchased by the initial group of winners. Brown County residents who have not yet signed up can still do so, at the Packers ticket office. A photo ID and a second proof of residency is required.
When the payment deadline has passed, a computer-generated drawing will again 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. Tickets will be mailed out prior to the first preseason game. (The seats are located throughout the new 300 level of Lambeau Field, conveniently located off the second level concourse.)
"With this being the debut season of the new Lambeau, we know people will be excited," said Packers Director of Ticket Operations, Mark Wagner. "It's great to be able to do this and to say thanks to our fans."