The Packers announced Thursday that it will cost anywhere from $3 to $5 more per game in 2012 to attend a game at Lambeau Field. Invoices sent to season-ticket holders this week include a letter from Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy that discusses the increase.
"For the Packers, ticket revenue continues be an important component of our ability to remain financially competitive with the other 31 NFL teams," Murphy said in the letter. "Our goal each year is to be at the league average in terms of our ticket prices. This increase maintains our position near the league average."
Murphy also updated ticket holders on the expansion to Lambeau Field, the three-year project that features a new sound system, two new video boards, 6,700 additional seats in the south endzone, two new gates and a new state-of-the-art concession sales system. The ongoing project will be fully complete for the 2013 season.
Among the highlights for the 2012 season are the new video boards. Made by Mitsubishi, the high-definition screens will measure 108 feet wide and 48 feet high and greatly improve live action, replays, graphics, statistics packages, other NFL game scores, and other video features.
Tickets in the endzone seats (sections 100-108, 131-138, 303-312 and 340-354) will increase $3 to $72, tickets from the 20-yard line to the endzone (sections 109-114, 125-130, 314-320 and 332-338) will increase $4 to $80, and tickets between the 20-yard lines (sections 115-124 and 322-330) will increase $5 to $92. Payment is due in the Packers' ticket office March 30.
Comparatively speaking around the NFC North for the 2011 season, the best sideline seat for the Vikings was $143, the Bears $140, and the Lions $110.