In an interview today, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy addressed a plan for addressing ticket prices for games at Lambeau Field for the 2013 season. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is on the beat:
#Packers announce that they'll be raising ticket prices for 2013. Increase ranges from $2 to $5, depending on the seat.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 19, 2013
WHARRGLAARBL BOO RAISING PRICES STOP TAKING OUR MONEY. Wait, an increase of $2 to $5 per game? That comes out to a maximum of a $40 upcharge per seat per season. Sure, that kinda stinks, but if you're already paying for a full season package odds are good that you can afford that small uptick on your bill.
New prices: End-zone seats ($74), 20-yard line to end zone ($85), between 20's ($97). Suite tickets also increase by $5 to $97. #packers— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 19, 2013
As Dunne notes in his article on JSOnline, that's a bump of $2 for the end-zone seats and a $5 increase for the other sections. Murphy helps put the ticket increases into perspective however:
#Packers pres. Mark Murphy: "These increases will keep us at about the league average in terms of ticket price, which is our goal."— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 19, 2013
Let's face it, everyone: even with these increases in ticket prices, you're still getting one of the best stadium experiences in the NFL at a league-average price. It's always a bummer when prices go up, but my biased mind still thinks that tickets for Packers games are one of the best values in sports.