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The Green Bay Packers announced on Monday that they will institute a flat increase in the price of tickets by $3 for the 2014 season. This week, Packers season ticket-holders will receive a brochure in the mail that includes the new prices, upcoming home opponents for next season, as well as further updates on the Lambeau Field atrium renovations. The brochure also includes details on the team's review of playoff ticket invoicing procedures, including the "pay as we play" option. So unlike last season, season-ticket holders will have the payment applied only if a playoff game is certain.
Below are the new the ticket prices, as specified in the announcement:
End zone: $77
South end zone, in the 700 level: $85
End zone to the 20-yard line: $88
South end zone, 600 level: $92
Between the 20-yard lines: $100
Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy includes his thoughts about the changes in the mailing. Murphy says:
With this increase, we project to rank 17th in average ticket price, which accomplishes the goal and maintains a fair visiting team contribution, as well. We're confident our top-rated Lambeau Field experience remains a great value.
Last year, the Packers raised ticket prices between $2 and $5 all over, and the last time Green Bay kept prices the same was after the 2008 season when the team went 6-10. Despite the raise in prices, I'm sure the fans that want to attend games will, and those who prefer to watch in the comfort of their own home will continue to do so. If this year's increase in price changes your approach, let us know below in the comments.