Before everyone gets up in arms about prices going up at Lambeau, please remember how awesome the experience is at Packers games and how much that's actually worth to you.
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.